All societies and all peoples have for all time created art in order to understand the world, to document the world, and to change the world. Much of what we know of the history, experiences, and evolution of humanity, we have gathered from the study of art, architecture, and artifacts. From cave paintings to Gothic cathedrals to computer imaging, art has defined and will continue to define humanity.
The Art curriculum is designed to prepare the student to understand and accept the challenges of the past, embrace the present, and approach the future with integrity and insight. The Art curriculum is designed to:
(1) provide students with skills and experience necessary to become active, exhibiting fine artists;
(2) prepare students to pursue graduate study;
(3) create young artists with the integrity, quality, and ability to have some positive and progressive impact on the world of art and on their community;
(4) expose students to a variety of media and new technologies that may serve to expand each artist‘s vision beyond the traditional art forms.
Although the Art curriculum places an emphasis on traditional forms of art such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing, students have pursued careers in advertising, museum studies, art history, architecture, commercial and fashion design. Other options include landscape architecture, arts management, graphic design for television and movie studio productions, illustration and layout design for magazines.
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