|Examples of Art Program Mission Statements |
The studio art program offers a rich and diverse range of investigations across the disciplines of art making and art history. Integrating extensive liberal arts offerings with a broad studio experience, majors choose to balance exploration with focus in a particular area as preparation for graduate school or future work in an art-related field. Critical thinking, imaginative problem solving, and self-reflective evaluation are key components in the development of the theoretical and technical aspects of art making. Through art courses students gain competency in visual language, an increasingly important skill in contemporary culture. Visual and verbal analytical and organizational skills learned in the studio apply to thoughtful practice in many arenas of our complex world.
California State University at Los Angeles
The mission of the Department of Art is to serve the needs of an urban and diverse university community by providing courses in a liberal arts foundation and in undergraduate and graduate programs in art that are designed to prepare students for careers in various professional fields or for further study in visual art and as lifelong producers or consumers of art.
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
The mission of the undergraduate film and television department is to educate our students in the art, craft, and technology of film, television video, animation and sound production. Our program offers intensive hands-on production experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts. We nurture individual talent and skills, and encourage students to become creative, and thoughtful practitioners in the world of media.
Brigham Young University
The mission of the Department is to promote excellence in the creation, appreciation, and education of the visual arts. The Department offers a distinctive blending of the intellectual, the aesthetic, the ethical, and the spiritual through study of the various visual arts disciplines that is in keeping with the mission and aims of Brigham Young University and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Department affirms the importance of art in life and society and acknowledges its role in facilitating understanding of the human experience. The Department believes that the visual arts can be an exploration of ideas, a dialogue with cultures and traditions both past and present, and can involve the expression, communication and reception of spiritual values.
The Department of Visual Arts, through its unique orientation to creative and scholarly contributions, is dedicated to the belief that “The Glory of God is Intelligence.”
University of Hawaii at Hilo
The Art Major (B.A.) Program in the College of Arts and Sciences in the University of Hawaii at Hilo wasinaugurated in January 1986.The B.A. Program in Art is based upon the creative, experimental, and developmental aspects of art. The programprovides students with an understanding of the history of art, the role of art as an expression of our cultural heritage,and of the practice of art in the studio environment with an emphasis on drawing, printmaking, and painting. Theprogram offers opportunities for students, the university, and the community to experience attitudes and forms ofvisual art in regional, national, and international contexts.
University of South Florida
The college mission is to provide a broad and thorough education dedicated to:
The Department of Art at Howard University is committed to defining and shaping an evolving, creative language system of visual art, multimedia and interactive design. This visual language system, its grammar and syntax, calls for a synergy of image, text, sound and movement. Through effective visual information design, the Art Department's strengths lie in the faculty's ability to interpret and communicate the quality and quantity of thought across disciplines and to the general public. We view the College of Arts and Sciences as a microcosm of the African American and global community, defined by its intellectual and core values exposed in leadership, research, critical analysis and service.
The challenge for The Department of Art is to create a program of study that is anchored in traditional art media and flexible enough to keep pace with the tempo of change and embrace new media and technologies. In addition, our students experiences in the General Education curriculum, backed by the University Core values will position them as visual design research leaders, able to serve their local and global communities.
Carthage College, WI
The art program serves three purposes:
The program serves four types of students: