The Visual Arts department provides opportunity for studying the arts in a context that emphasizes skills acquisition in various studio disciplines as well as the understanding of historical and philosophical concepts in art.
As an extension of classroom teaching, the visual arts department sponsors exhibitions of regional artists, students, and faculty in the gallery located on the second floor of the Health and Sciences Building. Students are expected to attend openings and concurrent workshops to gain experience in viewing and exhibiting a variety of media and exposure to the work of professional artists. Student participation is encouraged both in installation and management procedures. Graduating students will present their senior exhibitions in the gallery.
The Bruce A. Magidsohn Memorial Scholarship and the Glosecki Memorial Scholarship are awarded annually to students in the visual arts department.