William Wolff, Chair
Department Faculty and Staff
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The Department of Art offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in art. Students enjoy wide-ranging instruction in fine arts, graphic design and art history, receiving the technical skill, critical perspective and historical background to pursue careers in art and arts-related fields as well as graduate study in art.
The visual arts provide a means for educating the mind to focus on nonverbal comprehension, sensate-based awareness and personal feelings that are imbued with meaning, but not easily articulated. The visual arts are a manifestation of the creative mind, influencing and influenced by prevailing social issues and reflecting the energy of contemporary society. They provide the student with opportunities to apprehend the nature of creativity by mastering a particular medium.The Art Department’s role as an SU department is to guide students through a wide range of creative possibilities open to exploration. The department’s mission is to assist students in developing clarity and strength in their artwork and to give energy and expression to their insights, unifying talent and discipline with ideas, feelings and perceptions.
The art curriculum is enhanced by various exhibitions and related programs sponsored by the Salisbury University Galleries, and a show featuring works by graduating artists is held each semester. The department has an “open studio” policy, allowing students access to specially equipped facilities even when class is not in session to complete assignments and pursue independent work.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Fine ArtsUndergraduate Minors