Art Education
The central mission of the art education program is to advance student learning by helping students develop creative and expressive artistic abilities, strengthen interpretive and analytic skills in studio practice, learn art criticism and aesthetics, and strengthen and improve their overall visual literacy as it relates to post-modern culture. Art education endorses a view of art and design that involves the visual and philosophic concerns of multiracial, multiethnic concepts and which appeal to humankind on a universal level. Towards the end of the degree, the future art teacher is exposed to the rigors of studio practice and scholarly inquiry with an eye toward synthesizing knowledge for an ever enlarging culture.