Quality Indicators & Accreditation

Mission Statement:  

The mission of the Washburn University Department of Art is to provide students with a strong foundation based on mastering basic concepts of art, design, art history and criticism, as well as learning the technical skills necessary to make art in a changing world.  Upon graduation, art students will understand the role of visual arts in expressing human emotions and needs in historical and contemporary life, as well as the power of artistic creation in its many forms.


The Washburn University Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1994. Accreditation signifies that we meet national standards with regard to:

  • Faculty
  • Facilities
  • Curriculum
  • Technology