The Department of Art and Design is committed to the belief that the visual arts are an integral part of the humanist tradition, expressing the intellect, emotion, and spirit of the individual.
Students majoring in art, or those simply wishing to broaden their understanding of the creative process, aesthetics, and history of art are provided with the opportunity and environment for the best possible education in the visual arts within the context of a liberal arts education.
Students are exposed to monthly exhibits in the O’Connor Gallery, lectures by visiting artists, field trips to Chicago galleries and museums, and an ongoing intensive critique process, which promotes critical thinking and creative development.
CoursesArt and Design: Painting and Drawing CoursesArt and Design: Sculpture and Ceramics CoursesArt and Design: Graphic Design CoursesArt and Design: Photography CoursesArt and Design: Digital Cinema
Art and DesignIndependent Undergraduate Research or Creative Investigation
Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Senior Thesis Independent Research or Creative Investigation is a course in which students collaborate with faculty mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct an independent project under the guidance of a faculty member. This directed undergraduate research or creative investigation culminates in a conference presentation, journal article, or other creative/scholarly project.