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"Radford University’s logo is 'create – connect -- contribute' – three words that capture the ethos and ambiance of the art department as all students and faculty engage in the active creation and production of art works and explore the relationship of this creative activity to society. Whether jewelry, painting, drawing, or video, students in the Art Department create, connect, and contribute."
Dr. Roann Barris, Chair
Students in the Art Department at Radford University explore a variety of artistic media and disciplines. Undergraduate students may pursue a particular area of interest within the following concentrations: two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio art, graphic design, art education, or art history and museum studies. Graduate students focus on a specific area in either studio art or graphic design. Course descriptions and information about various degree options are provided in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.
Art faculty are professionally active, exhibiting their work in galleries and museums, presenting papers at academic conferences, and writing articles and books. Departmental facilities, located in three buildings, provide a diverse environment for studio classes, art history lectures, technology demonstrations, and graduate studios. Digital classrooms and photography labs are found down the hall from traditional and computer studios. Graduating students exhibit their work in the Radford University Art Museum, the home of changing exhibitions of photography, painting, and other art created by local and nationally known artists.