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Department of Visual and Literary Arts

The Department of Art, Art History and Art Education supports the creative, aesthetic and cultural development of students within the university community, and serves the cultural and educational needs of the state. The department is dedicated to preparing its graduates to assume leadership positions in their professional lives while maintaining an inner commitment to the aesthetic standards of their chosen discipline.

The department fosters a unique combination of innovation, tradition, aestheticism and practicality, by providing a professional visual arts education built on a strong University Studies Program (USP) foundation.


Learning Outcomes

The Department of Art Faculty has identified the following objectives of its undergraduate curriculum. We are actively assessing our students' progress through the Department of Art. The following are the learning outcomes we expect to see each student with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree have proficiency in upon graduation:

  • Students will have demonstrable skills in their area of emphasis. These skills include formal and conceptual applications of foundation principles within their primary media.

  • Students will be well versed in critical theory and able to apply knowledge of current trends in context with their own work.

  • Students will be able to express their ideas both verbally and in writing.


  • Students will have a broad understanding of Art History and an ability to apply Art Historical context to their own work.

  • Students will have evidence of their proficiency in visual art by graduation. This will be through final critiques in advanced art studio classes or, in the case of students tracking the BFA, an exhibition of their thesis work, demonstrating thematic consistency and technical skill and an artist statement that addresses the work for review.


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Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269


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