Academics

Our Mission

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The Department of Art aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain an authentic and rich education in the fields of studio art.

To us, this means that students, from their first experience in our classes, will be challenged to think deeply and critically about art and apply their knowledge by creating original works of art. We treat each student as a serious artist, and apply the standards of our field to the work students create.


Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.
Thurber

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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