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 To achieve this mission, we:

•  Encourage critical thinking through examination and analysis of contemporary and historical modes of cultural production;

•  Guide students in expressing their own creative visions through practice-based research in traditional and contemporary media;

•  Value and respect the transformative power of creative expression;

•  Strive to produce distinctive, significant, and thought-provoking art, design, and research in diverse disciplines;

•  Embrace social and cultural diversity to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect;

•  Engage in the cultural life of our communities, providing students opportunities for personal growth and professional development;

•  Deliver unique art education to Denver and the surrounding communities through programming and exhibitions at the Center for Visual Art and on the Auraria Campus.