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At CVAD, we support the values of courageous integrity, curiosity, caring, being better together, and showing your fire!


Here at the College of Visual Arts and Design, we firmly believe that art and creativity are not only forces for personal and academic growth but also positive community change. We are honored to be one of the best art schools in the nation committed to research while serving as a cultural resource for our community. As we strive to better engage our diverse audiences in active dialogues about the importance, meaning, and relevance of the visual arts and design, our world-class facilities help us reimagine and reinterpret art through effective programs, diverse and interactive exhibitions and extraordinarily talented faculty supported by outstanding staff members.

Our commitment to representing a variety of experiences, cultures, and perspectives shapes our work in hopes that students see art with new eyes as a way to understand better the many facets of life and that which enlightens us to be better people.

We are constantly working toward improvement, and we are grateful for your attendance, support, your ideas and your suggestions as we strive to ensure that your experience is not only scholarly but exciting and thought-provoking.