Art + Design

Our mission is to provide students with both an abiding conceptual framework and a mastery of practical skills in design and media art through engagement with emerging techniques and technologies—and a commitment to the highest level of craft. 

Undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Art + Design balance traditional academic inquiry of theoretical design principles with an emphasis on experiential learning, big-picture concepts, and pragmatic, real-world design challenges. We prepare students to chart their own course into a dynamic and multifaceted professional landscape by encouraging expressive engagement with the broader world and the exercise of personal agency and vision through their chosen medium.