Joel Libby, Chair; Matthew Pierce.

The aim of the department is to cultivate an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the various forms of visual experience. Through instruction and practice, the students may develop their creative abilities for practical use by following a concentration in fine art or commercial art. Commercial art is designed to develop skills in working with the printed word and visual communication; fine art will prepare the student as a professional artist or art teacher or will provide preprofessional training in allied fields.