The SKC Fine Arts Department, embedded in an ­indigenous worldview, provides a solid foundation for students desiring to pursue a career in Fine Arts. The diversity of this unique program, with its rich cultural foundation and nationally and internationally recognized faculty, provides one of the most dynamic Native American and Studio Arts facilities in Montana. The Fine Arts Degree at Salish Kootenai College will provide a quality professional post-secondary art experience in fundamental skill development, appreciation, and creation of art in various art media. Students will have the ability to develop their creative ideas into quality art forms, as they increase their technical and conceptual expertise. The traditional Native American Art classes will also provide students with the knowledge and techniques for building skills that will allow them to produce original art items while promoting and encouraging the preservation of our rich Salish and Kootenai Traditional Arts.