Art & Design Department
It is the purpose and mission of the Art Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to welcome high school and transfer students of emerging and/or promising artistic talent into a rigorous, career-driven, humanities-inspired four-year program of studio art and art-based academic studies. Throughout history as we know it, the finest expression of human culture and scientific knowledge has been made manifest through works of art. It is through art that society not only communicates, but also celebrates its desire for goodness, beauty, and understanding. To this end, a dedicated and long-associated team of professionally practicing art professors, along with their colleagues in computer science, literature, philosophy, music, history and the social sciences, seeks to provide students with the instructional training, academic guidance and professional expertise necessary to lead successful and enlightened lives as visual artists and designers in the career-dominated, visually-oriented, and increasingly competitive global world of the 21st century.