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The Art Department at USU is committed to developing excellence in the practice, teaching, and scholarship of the visual arts through rigorous technical training and intellectual challenge. Their internationally recognized faculty draw on unique resources to create the environment of an artist’s colony within the framework of a liberal-arts education.
The Art Department prepares its graduates for success by offering a depth of studies based in both historical and contemporary approaches, and by training students to rigorously develop their ideas. Faculty focus on giving individual attention while at the same time setting an example of leadership in productivity in their fields of expertise. Their graduates frequently go on to advanced study in the field, and to careers in schools, universities, museums, galleries, and publishing. The distinguished record of alumni of our B.F.A., B.A., B.S., and M.F.A. programs in such fields as graphic design, art education, museum curatorship, and professional fine-art practice speaks to the strength of our curriculum and the commitment of their faculty. The impressive list of awards and grants won by their 300-plus undergraduate majors, their select group of graduate students, their faculty, and their alumni attest to the excellence of the USU Art Department.