Arts and Design Division
The Arts and Design Division seeks to educate the total artist. An art
curriculum based on a liberal arts core provides a foundation in the
visual arts, new ways of seeing, and a grounding in fundamental art
techniques. Courses are designed to promote:
- the awareness, appreciation and responsiveness to all forms of
art, traditional as well as emerging art forms
- the development of a unique creative expression that reflects
one's individual experience, perceptions, concepts
- critical judgment to understand the various styles of esthetic taste
- the ability to use the language of art as a means of communication
Art faculty are practicing artists and the ratio of faculty to students,
overall, is about 1:14, translating into more individual attention.
Students in the Arts and Design Division are encouraged
to apply for the prestigious Layton
Art Scholarship. Application deadlines for both new and continuing students are in January and February.