Designing a creative future.

The Valparaiso University art department offers several degree options to meet a range of needs and interests. All majors in the College of Arts and Sciences complete at least 124 total credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.

A major in art may lead to careers:

  • in the fine arts, gallery sales, or museum technology
  • in visual communication, including graphic design, photography, and digital media
  • and in the field of art education

A graduating art major is also prepared for graduate study in studio arts.

Majors in Art

Students who wish to major in art may choose one of three tracks.

This degree is for students who intend to go into primary or secondary art education, art history, commercial photography, or graphic design. Students interested in teaching art should also take course work in Valpo’s education department.

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This degree program is for digital media artists who plan to attend graduate school or who want a much larger concentration in an area of their choice. The program requires a special portfolio review for admission and culminates in a senior seminar and exhibition.

Degree Requirements »

This degree program is for studio artists who plan to attend graduate school or who want a much larger concentration in an area of their choice. The program requires a special portfolio review for admission and culminates in a senior seminar and exhibition.

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Minors in Art

This minor includes courses in art history, design, and studio art, totaling 15 credits. Students have flexibility to choose the courses that most closely reflect their interests.

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