Mission Statement + Strategic Plan

The School of Art + Design distinguishes itself, as part of a preeminent public research university, through its leadership in visual literacy, design thinking, critical inquiry, and material problem solving. As artists, designers, historians, and educators, the School’s faculty and staff prepare students to make significant contributions in broad areas of culture, scholarship, and professional practice. We value the unique qualities of traditionally defined disciplines, the exploration of critical frameworks, collaborative processes, and new technologies and media. Central to the School’s culture is a commitment to open dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and a global community in an atmosphere of diversity and active inclusion.

Read our strategic plan.