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About the Department

Mission

The Department of Art & Creative Media offers rigorous experience-based instruction in the practices of studio art, creative media, art history, and art education. A full-time faculty of working artists and scholars along with accomplished visiting professionals are dedicated to the development of emerging creative professionals who enrich our society with thoughtful insight, valuable skill sets, and an understanding of the responsibilities that come with visual literacy.

Whether one makes works of art, studies the history of it, or is simply interested in better understanding the role of creativity in their own profession, the Department is committed to being accessible to students from a variety of University disciplines, our vibrant Pueblo culture, and the Southwest United States. We recognize that history, education, and art are fundamental to a community’s identity; they are a reflection of its values and are key to fostering a diverse culture of lifelong learners. 

Goals

1 ] Prepare students in the practices of Studio Art, Creative Media, Art History, and Art Education toward the achievement of personal creative goals, art-related careers, or further academic and professional education.

2 ] Provide relevant studio and laboratory opportunities within well-appointed facilities that are conducive to creative growth and the development of fundamental skills across a range of formal topics.

3 ] Nurture an environment that encourages professional curiosity, collaboration, and respect for diverse and multiple viewpoints.

4 ] Provide services and experiences to a variety of University disciplines as well as local, regional and national communities, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and global citizenship.

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

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CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

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Department of Art & Creative Media 

Faculty and Staff

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