Art & Design

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

Students majoring in art & design can choose between two tracks, 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 program also offers a minor in Art & Design.

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Dagny Walton Artwork

The Cawein Gallery of Art is proud to unveil its first exhibition for Fall 2021 — Break Your Pony by Dagny Walton. The showcase will run through Oct. 7, and is available for viewing weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, or contact Tyler Brumfield at brum1878@pacificu.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Heidi Nielsen

There’s no telling where an art degree will take you. Just ask Heidi Nielsen ’96.

Hands on piano

We may find comfort and a restored sense of wonder in any of these forms of artistic expression.