Department of Visual Arts

The Department of Visual Arts engages students in relationship-based teaching within an artistic community that is dedicated to nurturing artists and Christians. This promotes an atmosphere of cooperative learning and greater appreciation of the arts within the College community.

Degrees within the Department of Visual Arts

About our Department

  • Our faculty are practicing professional artists who are engaged educators.
  • The Foundations program leads students to advanced conceptual and technical development
  • There are a lot of internship and studio apprenticeship possibilities in the Rochester area which allow our students to expand their knowledge and gain experience.
  • We believe in the integration of culturally relevant, multi-disciplinary, visual, faith-based learning with the goal of service and artistic practice.
  • We provide updated and fully equipped art facilities and an innovative curriculum for students who seek advanced conceptual and technical development in visually oriented areas.
  • We want our graduates to be productive integrative servants engaging in significant real world issues.
  • We partner with community organizations as a ‘Visual Resource’ and showcase our commitment to a community for character, creativity, and communication.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Visual Arts is to prepare students academically, artistically and technically in a Christian liberal arts environment for successful and effective service to God and humankind.

Our Vision

A creative vibrant community developing artistic voices relevant in contemporary culture.

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Accreditation Information

Roberts Wesleyan College is regionally accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Art Department at Roberts Wesleyan College has been accredited by National Association of School of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1991. NASAD, founded in 1944, is an organization of schools, colleges, and universities. It has approximately 309 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.