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. 

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.

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 of 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.

Upcoming Visiting Artists

Andy Casto, ceramic artist from U of Iowa – Fall 2019

Past Visiting Artists


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


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


  • 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

Art Stories

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This is Heidi Goldberg

Professor of art Heidi Goldberg draws inspiration for her artwork from the Minnesota landscape. She hopes that her students will go on to find great joy in the process of discovering their own identity as artists.

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Art as Antidote

Kendra Klein ’18 is gaining real-world experience promoting the arts through her summer internship at The Arts Partnership in Fargo.

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Heidi Goldberg

Chair; Professor, Printmaking Art