Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Mission Statement

The Chadron State College Art Department provides a comprehensive course of study in the visual arts while preparing students for careers in Fine Arts Studio, Graphic Design or Art Education. The program encourages personal and artistic growth in a student-centered learning environment and is dedicated to creating a classroom experience strong in the production of art, the knowledge of historical context, the use of critical thinking, and the understanding of aesthetics. The department enriches life in the Western High Plains region by providing educational opportunities, research, service, and visual arts programs that contribute to the vitality and diversity of the region.

Student Learning Outcomes

The outcomes of the Art discipline are as follows:

  • Students will have an opportunity to explore, create, analyze, and understand art.
  • Students will develop and enhance their artistic skills.
  • Students will gain knowledge of art through workshops, field trips, and gallery exhibits.
  • The Art discipline will create an atmosphere which encourages students to communicate their ideas and feelings about art.
  • Students will experiment with new art materials, procedures, and technology.
  • Prospective teachers will become knowledgeable with methods and techniques used in art education.
  • Students will develop a professional portfolio and art exhibit.