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Mission and Goals


The successful McMurry University student who studies art develops conceptual and technical skills of artistic expression, creative problem-solving, artistic appreciation and historical perspectives. In the department’s art production-oriented program, the student studies many different traditions of art making. The successful art student fully participates in classes, assignments, critiques and exhibitions resulting in a comprehensive knowledge of design, art media, expressive possibilities, creative solutions and professional practices.

A broad background of knowledge in the art forms of Western Civilization and non-European cultures as it relates to pluralistic contemporary world to enhance the education of art majors and other interested students. Students study art in the classroom and then examine it firsthand through field trips to galleries and museums; they are also afforded opportunities to study abroad. The successful senior student develops a resume/portfolio for campus wide presentation and in preparation for post-graduation endeavors.


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For More Information Contact

Kathie Walker-Millar
Department of Art
McMurry University
1 McMurry University #8
Abilene, Texas  7969

325-793-3823