The Visual Arts Department is commitment to excellence and the advancement of the visual arts. Our philosophy is to educate and serve as the catalyst for artistic activity in the southern region of Texas by having a faculty who are practicing artists, researchers and are actively committed to their craft.
We produce graduates who are creative, skilled, culturally erudite, and are critical theorists. This we believe produces an individual who is thoughtful and has the understanding of diverse cultures and is a responsible and compassionate contributing member of society.
Visual Arts Philosophy
The department is committed to excellence. It is uniquely poised to assist the university in the convening of cultures. The visual arts are an integral part of a liberal arts education. The department is committed to producing graduates who are creative, culturally literate and capable of thinking critically. The arts are among the most essential and ennobling endeavors of humankind, which promotes respect, dignity, and understanding of self and others.