Art & Design

Create for a living.

Are you serious about pursuing a career in art and design?

Compare our program and its requirements to any other Christian liberal arts university to see how NNU's Department of Art & Design is committed to better preparing students to enter the growing field of art and design in an increasingly diverse and technological world.

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No matter where we look, we encounter objects that were crafted through the vision of artists and designers. NNU's Art degree with emphasis in design, art, or art education prepares students to be creative, insightful, and morally responsible makers of our visual world. Our courses are designed to train students in a wide range of technical skills, develop their ability to make aesthetic judgments, and foster an appreciation for the art forms in everyday life. Ultimately, students graduate with the practical tools and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed as practicing artists, designers, and educators or in further academic study.

The Department of Art & Design attracts gifted and motivated students who are eager to join a creative community which shares a common pursuit of academic and artistic excellence. The program is led by highly-qualified faculty who are committed to professional art training within the context of a Christian liberal arts university. Our faculty actively participate in local, regional and national exhibitions and continue to practice as professional designers and educators.

Potential Career Paths

  • Graphic/Web Designers
  • Professional Photographers
  • Art Educators
  • Gallery Directors/Curators
  • Professional Artists
  • Photo Journalists

Degrees Offered

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art is the professional undergraduate degree desired by serious students intent on pursuing careers or advanced degrees in the visual arts. The B.A. in Art is designed to give students flexibility by letting them choose an area of concentration after completing a series of core courses. Students choose the concentration that is best suited to their academic and career goals.