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"When I'm working in my studio, it's just me and my imagination, and whatever I say goes...But when you're doing public artwork, you want it to be super clear and you want people to stop and engage with it. I had to rewire myself and put ideas in the backseat so that I could communicate better."
          -     Enrique Figueredo, MFA '19

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Drawing on the resources of a large public university, the Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts seeks to cultivate a diverse community that values visual literacy, critical dialogue, experimentation, and the skills necessary for sustaining a creative life that can extend well beyond the studio.