Director: Dr. Robert Jensen
The primary mission of the School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky is to link the study of art and visual culture to the broad aims of the University’s undergraduate liberal arts tradition by providing world-class instruction in the history, theory, and practice of art. To this basic mission we add opportunities for advanced study through undergraduate professional programs and graduate instruction. We aim to educate all of our students not just to be competitive in arts-related careers as professional artists, educators, and scholars, but also to prepare them for future challenges in fields outside the arts; and to foster their future endeavors as audiences and patrons of the arts.
The School of Art and Visual Studies was known as the Department of Art before July 1, 2012.