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Department of Art & Design

man painting on a red canvas

Our Department:

Learn about our mission and vision. We have much to offer, and we are excited for you to be a part of it.


The Department of Art and Design is a leading multidisciplinary program offering a broad range of majors in graphic design, studio arts, art education and art history, which promotes student and faculty excellence.

Our Vision

The Department of Art and Design will respond to changes in global visual practices in order to help shape a diverse cultural environment on campus, in the community, the upper Midwest and beyond.

We will:

  • Foster a challenging and innovative learning environment that supports creative and academic endeavors
  • Build relationships between department and community
  • Offer students a comprehensive range of programs that inspire them to be global citizens and life-long learners
  • Seek opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Provide a selection of liberal education courses and minors