The faculty members of the Department of Art and Visual Culture seek to provide technical, historical, and philosophical instruction in the visual arts. Students may elect to major in studio art, or to minor in studio art or art history. In addition, art history courses and lower-division studio courses will introduce various aspects of the visual arts to students seeking to fulfill the requirements of the Linfield Curriculum. We are committed to instilling visual and conceptual literacy, and to providing the technical and intellectual skills necessary as a foundation for a wide variety of careers in the fine and applied arts. A major goal of the faculty, as practicing artists and scholars, is to impart an understanding of the lifelong vitality of artistic development and practice.