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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Art from Flux: Virtual Senior Exhibition Art Gallery

The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is pleased to present Flux: Senior Capstone Exhibition, a virtual gallery showcasing the work of six students from the senior class of 2020.

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Like Rosie the Riveter 75 years ago, Pacific University faculty, staff and students are responding to a global health crisis in creative ways.

Richard Rowland '74 is well-known in his community for building a safe and healthy space through the art of ceramics.