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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Art and Design is to provide outstanding facilities and a creative environment for an exceptional and diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. We will combine international experience with a challenging, multidisciplinary curriculum and exhibition schedule that encourages an awareness of individual, social, and cultural issues in a safe and environmentally conscious setting. As a major research center for art and design and as the premier visual arts and art education program in the University of North Carolina system, the School of Art and Design will advance critical thinking, creativity, and leadership in the visual arts by sharing our research with our state, our nation and the world.