Department of Art
Graphic Design • Art History • Art

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Department of Art at Chapman University is to provide outstanding educational and exhibition related programs in art and design preparing students for creative professional and academic careers.


The Mission of the Department of Art at Chapman University is to offer a comprehensive education that develops the technical, perceptual, theoretical, historical and critical expertise needed for successful careers in visual art, graphic design and art history. The department supports artists, designers, and scholars within a rigorous liberal arts environment that enriches the human mind and spirit. We foster the artistic and academic growth necessary to encourage lifelong study and practice of the arts through a curriculum that contains strong foundation and history components as a basis for continued innovations in contemporary practice and scholarship.

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