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Rosemary Adams Department of Art & Design

Creating thinkers, not just makers

The Rosemary Adams Department of Art & Design provides an environment devoted to nurturing creative and critical thinking skills, individual artistic expression and spiritual growth within the framework of a Christian-based liberal arts program that balances tradition and innovation, and values diverse approaches to art making and design. Our vision is to provide a structured, creative setting that enables students to ask questions, solve problems, and take risks as they gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for meaningful and productive lives as artists, designers and citizens of the world. The Rosemary Adams Department of Art & Design is a collaborative teaching and learning environment that encourages students to develop meaningful interaction across the Art & Design and other disciplines.

Education in art develops appreciation for the beautiful and harmonious in life. Courses in art are open to students wishing to develop critical and creative abilities and to students desiring professional art training. Students may choose one of three degree paths: art education, graphic design or studio art, with curriculum designed to provide all majors with a foundation in design principles leading to advanced instruction in their chosen major.

Department of Art & Design Core Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will gain functional competence with principles of visual organization, including the ability to work with visual elements in two dimensions; color theory and its applications; and drawing.
  2. Students will present work that demonstrates perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding, and technical facility at a competent entry level in their chosen field(s).
  3. Students will become familiar with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both in the Western and Non-Western worlds.
  4. Students will exhibit their work and will experience and participate in critiques and discussions of their work and the work of others.





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