The art department has a wide range of specialties that allows you the creative space to hone your interests and skills to craft a major that fits your style.

Programs of Study

Major in Art with a General Studio Art Concentration or a Preprofessional Concentration in Studio Art 

The studio curriculum offers a variety of courses that enable students to develop and improve their artistic abilities in a variety of media. 

Major in Art with a General Art History Concentration or a Preprofessional Concentration in Art History

The art history program at Concordia is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the development of human visual culture from the Paleolithic to the Modern Age.

Major in Art with a Preprofessional Concentration in Design*

At Concordia, design is approached – first and foremost – as an art form, with both conceptual and technical components cultivated and held in balance. *Concentration closed to new students as of Fall 2020

Major in Art Education

If your love for creativity matches your desire to impact the lives of others, then art education may be right up your alley. This major will prepare you to be licensed to teach art to grades K-12.

Major in Heritage and Museum Studies

This is an interdisciplinary program merging art, classical studies, history, and archive research. 

Major in Multimedia Journalism

Prepare yourself for any job in journalism with this interdisciplinary major combining studies in communication studies, English, and art.

Minor in Art and Design

Art and design minors know the value of creativity and understand how the skills learned here will be valuable and applicable to whatever your primary focus of study may be.

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Minor in Art History

The minor in art history blends nicely with a major in art with a studio art concentration.

Minor in Web Design and Development

The minor in web design and development is an interdisciplinary program in collaboration with the Offutt School of Business.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

4 credits from the following art history courses:

12 credits from the following art history courses:

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Refer to the requirements in each concentration.

Concentrations

General Studio Art Concentration

The requirements for a studio art concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 32 credits.

General Art History Concentration

The art history concentration emphasizes the role of the visual arts in cultural history. Courses in art history, as well as fundamental studio experience, provide a basis for careers in such areas as museum work, art conservation, curatorship, research and college teaching. In most of these careers, graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree is expected.

The requirements for an art history concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 32 credits.

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Refer to the requirements in each concentration. 

Concentrations

Preprofessional Concentration in Art Studio

The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in art studio are a minimum of 48 credits.

Preprofessional Concentration in Art History

The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in art history are a minimum of 48 credits.

Preprofessional Concentration in Design

The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in design are a minimum of 48 credits.

Senior art teaching majors are expected to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition. It is recommended that ART 155 – History in Art be taken during the freshman or sophomore year. The teaching major in art qualifies graduates to teach art from kindergarten through grade 12. 

Senior design concentration students are required to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition.

Required Courses

Art Internships

Build your network and get hands-on experience with an art internship. Find potential opportunities and connect with professionals in your field through the Concordia's Career Center.

Concordia Art Scholarships

Apply for an art scholarship and maximize your financial aid. Scholarships range from $2,000-$4,000 and are renewable annually.

 


Walter Piehl describes his painting process during his artist visit in spring 2019.

Visiting Artist Program

Concordia's Visiting Artist Program brings in diverse artists and designers to share their knowledge, unique vision, and the work they've done in our community. Artists contribute to the Visiting Artist Program in a variety of ways: 

  • Exhibiting their work
  • Public artist talks
  • Conducting workshops or demonstrations of technique
  • Individual critiques and discussions with students

All are welcome to attend exhibitions and public talks.

Past Visiting Artists

Fall 2019

  • Andy Casto

2018-19

  • Peter Happel Christian
  • Bradford Hansen-Smith
  • Walter Piehl

2017-18

  • Danny Wilcox-Frazier
  • Nate Powell
  • Jenny Harp
  • Rachel Livedalen
  • Amanda Maciuba
  • Jeff Dell

2016-17

  • Hend Al-Mansour
  • Sarah Smith and Doug Degges
  • Jennifer Mills ‘07 
The art department goes beyond teaching technique – their goal is to help you discover your identity and purpose as an artist and then provide you with the right tools to fulfill that vocation.
– Ashley Dedin '12

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Dr. Jeffrey Meyer

Chair, Art; Professor, Music History, Music Theory, and Global Music; Director, Pempamsie; Director, Concordia Gamelan Music, Art