Art Department receives accreditation

January 24, 2014 | News, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Kevin Bucher

The Department of Art at The University of Toledo has gained full membership with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, building on its accreditation awarded in 2004.

“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Chris Burnett, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art. “It demonstrates two levels of significance: We have continued to meet the high standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and through diligent planning and reform have integrated our own standards and strengths in an exemplary way.”

The department had achieved associate membership in 2004 and since then made comprehensive changes to its curriculum. It is also in the process of hiring an art education lecturer and revising the New Media Design Practices Program as a bachelor of fine arts concentration.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design commission made the decision to grant the University full membership in November.

“It was definitely a cohesive effort with everyone in the department, and we could not have done it without our amazing faculty and students,” Burnett said.

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