Philosophy for the Department of Art
The program of studies in art is designed to educate students to become professional practitioners in art; to make them visually literate; to impress upon them the personal and social importance of art; to give them an understanding of the facets of our physical, social, and moral environment and a code of behavior and thought based upon Christian principles. In achieving meaningful contact with the art world, the art student develops self-expression in the creative process. The creative process fosters growth, change, expansion of ideas, understanding, and potential.
Objectives for the Department of Art
The student will demonstrate the ability to: 1) appreciate and understand various periods of art from prehistoric times to the present day; 2) apply a working knowledge of the creative elements of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design in a personal, expressive way; and 3) recognize that one of the best methods of learning is through the visual process, and evaluate and analyze his or her own work and that of others in that context.