The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare the student to be a practicing artist, to enter graduate school for further professional education or to enter the job market in art related careers. Students may also select art courses as a means of achieving a greater sense of personal creativity and accomplishment. The educational mission of the department is central and primary, but in a larger sense, the Department of Art also views itself as a major regional community advocate for the visual arts.
"Hello and thank you for visiting our site. I am pleased to learn that you are considering joining Colorado State University-Pueblo to achieve your educational and professional goals with us because it is an exciting time to be at CSU-Pueblo.
By now, as someone who is thinking about joining our community, you have no doubt posed the question about why you should attend CSU-Pueblo. When our students and alumni are asked this question they tell us they chose Pueblo because of our rigorous program in the visual arts that prepares art students for success during and after college. Our students tell us they value CSU-Pueblo because we focus on, and meet the needs of, both traditional and nontraditional students. The Department of Art faculty takes pride in their personal approach to education, the breadth of our educational offerings and our attention—through the creative arts that we teach—to the intellectual, professional, social, ethical, and cultural enrichment of our students’ lives.
Our homepage is where you begin to find out more about our degree programs, activities, and opportunities. You will not only learn about the degree programs we offer but how to meet the requirements for each major and its emphasis area. I personally encourage you to take a moment to navigate our website and discover more about the events and services we can offer you and see for yourself how art faculty and staff are committed to serving your needs and interests.
If you haven’t already done so, or would like to again, we invite you to visit us on campus. During your visit you will discover the variety of learning opportunities awaiting you. You will be able to meet other art students, faculty, and staff. You will be able to ask all of your questions and receive an answer for each one.
At CSU-Pueblo we are fortunate to serve Colorado’s diverse population and beyond. Through the Department of Art’s commitment to a diversity of ideas and people, we will provide you with an opportunity to understand and value different cultures, life circumstances, and ways of thinking. As an art student you will have opportunities to participate in programs engaging undergraduate research and creative expression, and civic engagement initiatives, all of which will broaden your view of the world and inspire lifelong learning.
Welcome to Colorado State University-Pueblo where your first brush with art can become a way of life."
With best regards, William B. Folkestad, Chair, Department of Art