Visual Arts Program Mission
The mission of the Visual Arts Division is to serve the needs of a rural and diverse university community of southern Oklahoma and northern Texas by providing a balanced undergraduate curriculum in the visual arts.
The Art Division recognizes that the ability to communicate visually is vital to one’s capacity to think globally, creatively and critically in the 21st century.
Courses in art support the general education liberal arts study for non-majors as well as encourage respect for cultural diversity and aesthetic values. In general education and degree program major and minor courses, the Art Department faculty recognizes the importance of preparing students to appreciate cultural and societal expression in the arts throughout history while preparing program major students for careers in professional fields of education or post-graduate study in the visual arts.
Whether the student seeks preparation as a professional graphic or visual artist, for graduate study, or as a foundation for lifelong learning; the Art Department’s mission is to facilitate that goal.
Art Department resources actively support the arts within the community by providing activities of cultural interest to the surrounding areas of southern Oklahoma and northern Texas.
Now Showing @ Centre Gallery!
Now Showing @ HotShots Coffee
Past SE Student Exhibits @ HotShots
“I do not want ART for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”
- William Morris -
“The arts humanize the curriculum while affirming the interconnectedness of all forms of knowing. They are a powerful means to imporve general education.”
- Charles Fowler -