The creative practice of visual arts with the discipline of design.
In a fast-paced world of ever-changing creative needs, we prepare students for an adaptable career, equipped with the creative, communication, and critical thinking skills it takes to pursue multiple career options post-graduation.
Art thrives here.
In Butler’s Art Department, we challenge students to identify, refine, and capitalize on their individual creative strengths. Our faculty inspire artistic and intellectual growth through a flexible yet rigorous academic path that emphasizes both knowledge and creativity.
We help students customize their education with the right mix of information, skills, experience, and opportunities. Students form strong, personalized foundations to prepare them for multiple career choices and lifelong success.
About the Art Department
The Art Department educates artists/designers from all backgrounds to develop creative, critical thinking, and communication skills that allow the pursuit of many diverse career paths.
Our program capitalizes on individual creative strengths while emphasizing digital, traditional, and sustainable processes. Various learning objectives within the Art Department include:
Students demonstrate innovative thinking and sophistication in terms of the social, visual, psychological, and/or aesthetic components of Art and Design.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of a variety of Art and Design methods, materials, techniques, and technologies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of Art and Design in terms of history, process, and theory.
Portfolio Development and Technology
Students will demonstrate professional growth in review of portfolio, internships, and/or exhibition. Students will also utilize a variety of technology in art classes including Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sketchup, MakerBot Digitizer, Nikon DSLRs, Dry Mount Press, Mat Cutters, and more.