The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School of Art College of Fine Arts

Mission Statement

The School of Art serves the artistic and educational needs of the rapidly growing transnational, culturally diverse population of South Texas. Our School creates, preserves, and transmits knowledge that advances the region, state, and nation. Through cross-disciplinary teaching, creative activity, and public service, the School of Art prepares students to be socially conscious citizens and transformative leaders.

It is the mission of the School to develop individual direction among students, personal expression in art, and art historical perspective. This will be accomplished by increasing student visual perception, technical skills, knowledge of current art trends and multicultural art fluency.