Shape your life to
shape the world

Purpose

We believe that God created you with a purpose, and gifted you with a unique blend of talents so that you might shape the world with Him. Our educational approach will not only prepare you for a successful career, but help you discover and nurture these talents.

In the Department of Art &
Design we value

Excellence.

Our 79 credit hour Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) programs in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Art: Photography, and Art: Film and Video will prepare you to succeed as a creative professional. If you’re are interested in arts management or art therapy, our 55 credit hour or Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Art will allow you to add a minor or second major.
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Opportunity.

Our location on the edge of a world-class city makes studio tours, film screenings, and museum visits affordable and routine. Creative professionals often stop by our beautiful campus for exhibitions, lectures, and critiques. Required internships will prepare you for life after graduation, and if you’re eager to travel, our students have studied off-campus in Italy, Australia, England, New York, Los Angeles, and right here in Chicago.
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Community.

Our studio culture is both challenging and supportive. Students work closely with faculty who care about their success, and classmates often become life-long friends and collaborators. Connect with successful alumni through the Art & Design Mentoring Program. Find inspiration on our fall Creative Retreat. Join our student chapter of AIGA: The Professional Association for Design. Meet a variety of creative professionals through our Lecture and Exhibition Series, and spark your imagination at the Imago Film Festival, which hosts films and filmmakers from around the world.
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