The mission of the Department of Art at MSU Denver is to provide a challenging and supportive learning environment for students who aspire to professional practice in visual art, art education, art history, and design.
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.