Art

Major, Minor

Unleash your creativity through innovation, experimentation and exploration in a wide range of specialty areas.

Students gain hands-on experience with artistic technologies as they complete independent and collaborative artistic research and projects.

The broad-based curriculum include study of art forms from around the world, women in art, and explorations in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Students can choose between two tracks in the studio art program, fine arts or design. The Fine Arts track explores personal expression and interpretation to investigate aesthetic boundaries and to develop concepts relevant in today’s world. The Design track connects creative thinking to pragmatic execution. The designer works as a problem-solver to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

The art program culminates in a presentation of an original body of work in gallery, lecture and portfolio formats as a senior capstone.

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Pacific students have a new place to make their ideas take shape — the Boxer Makerspace. It’s an inviting new area on the second floor of the Tim & Cathy Tran Library where students can use 3D printers, a laser engraver, a vacuum formbox and other tools to create prototypes of their own design.

Patchwork Galaxy Image

This project consists of an installation and series of talks that dig into that question. In “Patchwork Galaxy”, the painter, Kendra Larson and musician, Christopher Buckingham explore symbolism, light, and the universe.

Brandon Naihe, Edna Gehring

Naihe, who graduated from Pacific University on May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in art design, worked feverishly to make sure that his senior capstone project at Pacific was perfect.