Welcome from the Chair

Department of Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design has long provided students with a rich interdisciplinary, culturally diverse liberal arts education. Our goal is to expand your personal vision and encourage artistic growth and expression.

You’ll study in fully equipped studio facilities with dedicated, talented international faculty members who are passionate about the visual arts – and about teaching. Our professors provide the inspiration, individualized attention, and guidance you need to develop into a uniquely creative visual artist. 

We confer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree to students concentrating in:

  • Studio
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Fashion Studies

For students wishing to prepare for careers as art and design professionals, we offer specialized, intensive Bachelor of Fine Arts, or BFA, degree programs in:

  • Animation/Illustration
  • Fine Arts Studio
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design

I invite you to explore the exciting range of opportunities offered by the Department of Art and Design on this website. If you like what you see, I hope you’ll take the next step and visit us.  Only by meeting our faculty and students, sitting in on a class, or taking in an exhibition in one of our galleries can you fully appreciate all that we have to offer.


Dr. Aissa Deebi, Chair
Department of Art and Design