About Us

Our Vision

The Department of Visual Art and Design at Andrews University offers a wide range of courses and programs for both general students and art majors that prepare students for many rewarding careers. We believe that artistic talents are given by God–not simply for amusement or hobby, but for genuine fulfillment. Our programs are structured around this philosophy, and we support and encourage our students upon this basis. We seek to provide students with the tools to succeed professionally by offering exceptional academics and several degree choices with many options within each program. Personal expression and preparation for professional involvement in Art Education, Art History, pre-Art Therapy, Photography, Documentary Film, the Studio Arts and Design are therefore central to the goals of our department.

Holistic Approach

At Andrews, art students are exposed to a full range of ideas meant to challenge them both intellectually and creatively. Courses in art history and other liberal arts subjects broaden students’ appreciation of the cultural and intellectual contexts in which art is made. Furthermore, as one of the most culturally diverse institutions in the nation, Andrews provides the perfect environment to facilitate the global awareness essential to life as an artist. Your first step towards this artistic awareness is connecting with us, and finding out about all the places a degree in Art can take you.

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Read about what’s happening in the department, along with our current students and alumni.

Summer 2016 Jordan Field School Orientation Meeting

The Summer 2016 Jordan Field School Orientation Meeting will be offered at two different times this month: Tuesday, November 17th at 11:30 AM Tuesday, November 24th at 1:00 PM   Both meetings will be held at the Behavioral Science Research Lab in Buller Hall.  Details...

Jordan Field School 2016

May 11 – June 6, 2016 If you love exploring and learning about archaeology and art (past and present) outside the classroom, then you will love the country of Jordan. Join the Jordan Field School. ART304: Drawing II – Archaeological Illustration, 3 cr....

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