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Our Vision

We strive to be at the forefront of undergraduate education in the making
and study of art. As art has power and is woven into all aspects of the world
around us, we aim to nurture diverse voices through our curriculum,
programming, pedagogy, and community engagement. 


Our Mission

The mission of UTC Art is to offer an accessible, rigorous, and supportive learning
environment that exposes our students to a wide range of creative processes and
intellectual models for contemporary practice. We guide our students as they strive
to meet their individual goals, preparing them for successful futures in diverse fields. 


Our Core Beliefs

/ Mentor-based instruction and individualized attention promotes
   self-confidence and growth.

/ Every student should have access to an education in the arts, regardless
   of class, age, race, gender, or ability.

/ Critical engagement is essential, and requires an awareness of history,
   contemporary practice, and criticism.

/ Through community building and collective support, artists have the
   power to effect positive change.

/ There is intrinsic value in a liberal arts education and of an education
   in the arts.

/ Classrooms and studios are sacred spaces – devoted to openness,
   multiple perspectives, and mutual respect.

/ Risk-taking, rigor, and hard work are essential to discovery and the
   long-term success of one’s professional practice.


The UTC Catalog is the official source for degree requirements and course listings.



Phone 423-425-4178
UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 335
Department 1301
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

UTC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For more information, visit here.