You see beauty where others may miss it, and something within you needs to express that beauty... on canvas... in clay... on paper... through the eye of the camera or on the computer screen.

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The Lander Art Department develops the Creative Problem Solvers of the Future

The Art Department at Lander provides a unique, rewarding environment to learn and grow as an artist.  With a well-earned reputation for a demanding and effective Studio Program, the Department gives students a comprehensive foundation to launch a rewarding professional career or pursue post-graduate degrees.

Students benefit from small studio classes taught by professors who are serious about art but know how to have fun – classes upbeat and energetic.  The art studio experience is rigorous and exciting, with students working elbow-to-elbow creating artworks that develop skills and exceed expectations.

The Art program begins the same for each art student – with foundational studio art classes in drawing, design, and art history that prepare students for the study of Art at the University level.  As a sophomore, students participate in studio classes featuring a broad range of media including ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, and sculpture.  This important time of exploration gives students the insight to decide (or confirm) the direction for the remainder of his/her degree program.

Individual development, both artistically and personally, is a major focus of the Lander Art Department.  The Art faculty, all professional artists as well as engaged professors, is committed to challenging, encouraging and inspiring each student to reach his/her personal potential.  The goal is to arm students with the skills, insight and understanding they will need to develop innovative solutions in a rapidly changing creative world.

The art programs provide:

  • Understanding of composition in both 2D and 3D applications
  • Experience with a broad range of art media
  • Mastery of art making techniques
  • Foundational knowledge of art history from a global perspective
  • Visual literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking skills
  • Opportunities for internships, study abroad, and field trips.