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Our Mission

The School of Art and Design aims to provide affordable, accessible, high quality education to a diverse student body. Its programs encompass the practice, history, and theory of fine art, crafts and design. The School strives to provide students not only with the skills necessary to pursue teaching, professional and leadership roles in the arts, but also with a liberal arts education that will enrich their lives as citizens.

The School is committed to a national and international level of professional practice and scholarship, as well as to outreach programs that are designed to enrich the culture of Southern Illinois.