Department of Art Mission Statement

The Department of Art at Eastern supports student excellence through education, discovery and practice. Traditional techniques and twenty-first century technologies motivate and enrich our aspiring learners. The department's outstanding faculty engages its students through:

  • Probing the relentlessly shifting scope of art
  • Developing core skills
  • Creating new works of art
  • Discovering rich histories from a variety of cultures
  • Experiencing strong educational understandings
  • Guiding future generations of artists

In each of our art degrees, Eastern students enjoy a curriculum which stresses learning and thinking skills leading to personal and educational growth with the belief that art and design are guided as much by the intellect as by the hand.