Mission Statement

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.