Mission, Vision and Values


The College of Fine Arts fosters, integrates, and promotes the academic and artistic excellence of its departments and schools. 


The College will be a national leader in the preparation of artists, practitioners, teachers, and scholars through educational and creative excellence.

Core Values:

  • Teaching through the integration of theory and practice
  • Student/faculty engagement
  • Faculty who are working artists
  • Student engagement with professional practice
  • A diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • The intersection of artistic tradition with innovation
  • Contributions to, and partnerships with our communities
  • The transformative power of the arts