Mission and Learning Goals

The CSB/SJU art department is committed to building and sustaining an environment of creative freedom, personal expression and professional discipline, while exploring the relationship of these attributes to communal and social consciousness.

The art department supports the liberal arts tradition through a curriculum and faculty that cultivate critical inquiry, aesthetic appreciation, technical skill and cultural diversity in the visual arts through traditional and innovative means.

Through the support of this liberal arts tradition, the department is committed to achieving the following goals:

  • To strengthen and broaden the curriculum in order to provide the highest quality education for students in art courses;
  • To enhance the effectiveness of faculty performance through recognition and creative use of their strengths and talents;
  • To acknowledge and confirm student contributions to the vitality of a passionate learning environment.
  • In the spirit of Benedictine institutions