The Department of Art seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for intellectual, creative, personal, and technical development through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good. As such, the department’s mission is clearly part of and supports the overall institutional missions of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of West Georgia, and the University System of Georgia.

The University of West Georgia Department of Art is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).