Art has the ability to provoke, evoke, stimulate and inspire. The Art Department uses this statement as the basis of its mission. The art programs are designed to develop in students the breadth of understanding necessary to explore new ideas and challenge convention. Its mission is to enable students to create the greatest art of all: art that makes a difference.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as professional artists, designers, and art educators. All students taking art classes, both majors and non-majors, are challenged to think and solve problems creatively, to develop their ability to communicate through visual, oral and written languages, and to understand the role of the visual arts in multiple cultures and its relationship to past and present theory. A major in art may also be attractive to students who do not know precisely which career they wish to pursue after graduation. A well-rounded liberal arts program provides many opportunities for students able to benefit from a small department devoted to the development of the individual and to academic excellence.

More information about the art programs, facilities, faculty and the Art Department galleries is available on the Art Department Page.

2019-2020 Degrees

Department Faculty


  • Dana Provence, M.F.A.


  • Dana Provence, M.F.A.
  • Eugene Schilling, M.F.A.

Assistant Professors

  • Leslie Macklin, M.F.A.
  • Bill Tite, M.F.A.


  • Kristian Gosar
  • Jenna Eaton, M.A.
  • Robin Wolfe, M.A.
  • Marlena Antonucci, M.A.