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Mission Statement

The Art Department serves the artistic and educational needs of the rapidly growing transnational, culturally diverse population of South Texas. Our Department creates, preserves, and transmits knowledge that advances the region, state, and nation. Through teaching, creative activity, and public service, the Art Department prepares students to be socially conscious citizens and transformative leaders.

It is therefore the mission of the department to develop individual direction among students, personal expression in art and art historical perspective. This will be accomplished by increasing student visual perception, technical skill, knowledge of current art trends and finally multicultural art fluency.