About the Department

The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare students for careers in visual art studios and art education. Students develop creative potential, learn skills and design processes, acquire cultural knowledge and to develop critical faculties through visual art experiences. The Department also seeks to instill an appreciation of visual arts in all University students and to broaden the cultural perspective of the community, state, and region. A unique facet of Tennessee Tech is the Appalachian Center for Crafts which is dedicated to promoting excellence in American craft by teaching both tradition and innovation in professional studio crafts, and fostering access to the highest quality craft education, craft artists, craft works and events in a community arts context.