Developing the eye and the mind.

The art department helps students understand how art is made, seen, and valued. With a diverse faculty of practicing artists, the department offers instruction in animation, graphic design, digital video art, web design and digital media, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, art education, and art history. 

Service to the Whole Community

Valpo’s art classes are open to students from across the University. That gives students from any major the opportunity to improve their visual literacy and enjoy the creative process. All students benefit from the diverse classroom community and discussions that include insight from future nurses, engineers, English teachers, and more. Learn more »

A Diverse Curriculum

Art majors at Valpo follow a liberal arts curriculum, taking courses in the humanities, sciences, foreign languages, and social sciences in addition to their courses in art. This well-rounded education gives artists a broader understanding of their world, which deepens their opportunities for artistic expression. Learn more »

Visual Inspiration

Gallery and cultural resources on campus and in nearby Chicago are an integral part of the curriculum. Frequent use is made of the outstanding collection of American art in Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art, which offers an active exhibition program. Learn more »

Preparation for Rewarding Careers

A major in art can lead to many careers: independent work as a studio artist; positions in museums, art galleries, and schools; and visual communications work, including graphic design, animation, and web design. The art major also develops important transferrable skills, including visual literacy, attention to detail, and the ability to innovate. Learn more »

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"I personally believe that the more and varied experiences a student has in art, particularly within the undergraduate level, the better the chance that they will find their own voice."