The Art Department offers courses in a variety of studio fields including ceramics, design, drawing, graphics, painting, photography, sculpture. Art education methods are taught for elementary & secondary levels. Art History courses are for students in the major, the minor, and general education.
The department surveys prehistoric art through contemporary art. Special courses include: Asian Art and Culture and Women, Art and Feminism.
Unique features in the curriculum include the Junior and Senior Open Studio, Individual Study Contracts, and the Senior Art Seminar. Small classes provide an opportunity for in-depth critiques and discussions as faculty work closely with each other and students, encouraging a multimedia and cross-disciplinary approach when appropriate.