Department of Art


Mission Statement

The Art Department is committed to quality visual arts education consistent with industry standards. To achieve its mission, the Art Department seeks to provide:

  • A strong core foundation in visual art concepts and vocabulary in combination with the techniques, skills, and art processes to accomplish advanced projects.
  • Substantive curriculum content that engages and challenges students to think critically about their intellectual response to art as well as their own creative process.
  • Historical perspectives necessary for student understanding of the role of art across time, as a form of communication, and in cultural contexts.
  • Opportunities for developing a portfolio consistent with areas of specialization.
  • Leadership in developing and providing access to visual arts programming for the university and community.
  • Internships that offer students opportunities to work with professionals in their fields of study.

Degrees and Programs



Norman Hall Gallery

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Contact the Department of Art

Norman Hall 104
203 West Q Street
Russellville,AR 72801

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