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Mission + Values

Driven by a belief in the power of art to shape society, the School of Art + Design and its dynamic faculty provide a place where emerging artists, designers, and art historians can question, create, reflect and learn.

To do this, we are guided by these values:

  • We foster discovery, reflection, and innovation
    By viewing our world with a critical eye, we put forth new ideas and ways of working.
  • We carry out a rigorous practice
    Resourcefulness, active participation, a solid foundation in theory, and a deep understanding of art history guide our endeavors.
  • We encourage ethical awareness and engagement
    Seeking to make work that is sustainable, we emphasize equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • We create an environment of openness and collaboration
    Whether we are acting in the classroom, our neighborhoods, or the global community, relationships are key to our success.
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Explore our studios, classrooms and labs

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Prizes + Awards

Find out about our prizes, awards, and fellowships.