The Department of Art, Media, and Design (AMD) offers a general curriculum which identifies and promotes continuing contact with the enduring values of our artistic heritage and the application of these values to the future. The educational aim of the department is to provide, through individualized instruction, a broad foundation in art practice and art history. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental artistic concepts through problem solving and experimentation.
The Department offers three concentrations: Graphic Art, Photography and Media Art, and Studio Art, and three minors: Graphic Art, Photography, and Studio Art (not available to AMD majors). Students can take advantage of the small class sizes and personalized instruction from studio and media art faculty. Among area universities, the department now boasts two of the finest digital computer laboratories dedicated solely to studio and media arts. Our newly renovated facility features two darkrooms, two computer digital laboratories, a teaching exhibition space, wood and metal sculpture studios, and dedicated studios for video, photography, digital imaging, sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing.