Mission of the Department of Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History provides specialized undergraduate and graduate education in art history and a variety of studio media through student-centered curricula and degree programs. Degree programs are available to traditional and non-traditional students alike. The Department embraces Wayne State University's urban mission through ongoing exhibitions, lectures and presentations which appeal to the greater Detroit community. Faculty, students and alumni regularly receive recognition for their creative and scholarly works at the regional, national and international levels. The Department is committed to fostering an atmosphere that encourages continued achievement.
There are seven nonprofit corporations in charge of ensuring academic standards in the United States. Michigan falls under the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Wayne State University has been North Central-accredited since 1915.
Wayne State's art galleries are on artinfo.com
The department is very pleased to host the 2012 Mid-America College Art Association Conference. The conference will be held in October 2012, in downtown Detroit. Programming will include three featured speakers, panel presentations in art, design, art history, and visual resources, as well as studio workshops, MACAA member exhibitions, and museum visits. Please click here for additional information.