The Art Department’s purposes are:
- to provide art majors, teacher licensure students, and art minors with engaging educational experiences designed
- to prepare them for a variety of professional careers and continued learning in the arts;
- to provide learning experiences in art to all students for general education and elective credit that promote creativity, individual aesthetic awareness, and knowledge of the roles that art plays in our culture;
- to provide opportunities, through programs such as MHU’s Weizenblatt Art Gallery, for cultural enrichment and growth for all members of the university community by encouraging active participation in the art world as a meaningful way to embody the unique spiritual and human values inherent in the arts.
The Art Department offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art Education. The Art Department also offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communications Design, which combines coursework in Photography, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Animation to prepare students for diverse professional art careers that require skills in today’s technology as well as artistic vision. The BFA is the professional degree in the visual arts. For details, contact the Dr. Rick Cary, Dean of Fine Arts and Professional Programs.