The Department of Art and Design is a leading multidisciplinary program offering a broad range of majors in graphic design, studio arts, art education and art history, which promotes student and faculty excellence.

Our Vision

The Department of Art and Design will respond to changes in global visual practices in order to help shape a diverse cultural environment on campus, in the community, the upper Midwest and beyond.

We will:
Foster a challenging and innovative learning environment that supports creative and academic endeavors

Build relationships between department and community

Offer students a comprehensive range of programs that inspire them to be global citizens and life-long learners

Seek opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration

Provide a selection of liberal education courses and minors


In the classroom

students participating in photo critque