Message from Dean Hutzel – College of Visual Arts and Design

The College of Visual Arts and Design prepares students for a range and lifetime of creative pursuits now and well into the future. The departments of Art Education, Art History, Design, and Studio Art, along with programs in Interdisciplinary Arts and Design Studies, provide discipline-specific curriculum as well as experiential learning opportunities, grounding students’ professional pursuits in an area of expertise. Students are encouraged to pursue internships, service-learning, fieldwork, and/or practicum experiences, as well as prepare their individual identities as creatives. A degree in arts and/or design sets a student up for a career of impact, problem solving, lifelong learning, and adaptability, all markers of 21st century skills.  Karen Hutzel, Dean