Why study art
“Art is humanity’s most essential, most universal language. It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature.
We live in a dangerous, interdependent world, and today's students need to hear not just the language of politics and propaganda; they also need to learn languages that transcend the intellectual and ideological barriers that distrust truth and suffocate the human spirit.
Now more than ever, our children need to see clearly, hear acutely, and feel sensitively through the exquisite language of the arts.”
-Ernest L. Boyer, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Why study art?
- Allows creative expression difficult to find in many traditional college courses
- Teaches problem solving and critical thinking
- Builds essential skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and critical judgment
- Helps you tolerate ambiguity
- Puts you in touch with other forms of cultural expression
- Develops a deep appreciate for diversity
- Adds to your aesthetic literacy
- Provides you will skills and experiences not learned through other subjects