Vibrant Academic Community. Passion for Art. Infinitely Curious Minds.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Moravian University Art Department cultivates a vibrant academic community committed to creative and critical thinking. Our faculty and students share a passion for art as a celebration of the mind’s imaginative and intellectual powers. Art is by nature an interdisciplinary and trans-cultural field that invites students to consider how art reflects and shapes society, politics, ethics, and culture. At Moravian University, art-making is a form of meaning-making. Art-making and the interpreting of art rely on invention, research, and an infinitely curious mind to construct new knowledge, foster self-expression, and explore visual communication. Students are given the opportunity to cultivate their creativity through dynamic projects that embrace risk-taking, problem-solving, revision, and self-reflection.
Working at the forefront of new approaches to teaching, learning, and technology, the Art Department is grounded in strong traditional foundations. Our program lays the groundwork for students to integrate and appreciate art throughout their lives, and encourages leadership in their field as well as the global community. Under the mentorship of our outstanding faculty, our students are provided with a strong, personalized academic major, combined with innovative hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for community engagement and collaboration. The Art Department is committed to providing professional opportunities through our:
- In-house graphic and interactive design studio
- Student teaching
- On- and off- campus student exhibitions
- Visiting guest lectures
- Study abroad experiences
- Student-run organizations
- Participation in conferences, workshops, and presentations