Art courses are in the Department of Art & Music, which was restructured as an independent program in July 2008. This department boasts an internationally renowned faculty of stellar scholars, artists, and musicians. The curriculum in Art & Music offers our students an opportunity for the development of intellectual, creative, imaginative and independent thinking and skills unique in the College. In the words of Albert Einstein, who believed that he could not have conceived of his scientific innovations were he not an independent and creative thinker: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." According to recent government surveys, students who study the arts statistically outperform those who do not in all subject areas; and are far more likely to succeed as professionals and responsible members of their communities.
Art courses provide students with the opportunity to integrate art with other academic and research pursuits. They are designed for students to pursue studies in both studio art and art history with an integrated, mixed media approach.