Why the Department of Art and Design?

The art and design programs at PLU stress individualized development in the use of mind and hand.

An art student at PLU is able to chart their own path through a variety of artistic styles and media. Students use methods ranging from a ten thousand-year-old technique to make pots to cutting-edge and industry standard technology to generate high-tech computer images. Art history and theory courses engage students in critical analysis of major artistic movements from the prehistoric to contemporary world. Classes are small. Students receive individualized attention from professors and peers, and are able to focus their concentration.

Students pursue their studies of art in one of three majors: a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art; a Bachelor of Arts in Art History; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in specific studio areas–our BFA is the only program of its kind among private liberal arts universities in the Northwest!

Why PLU?

At Pacific Lutheran University you will be challenged to achieve at the peak of your ability, given support to meet that challenge and, as a result, find success both in college and in your chosen career. You will receive individual attention and be challenged to explore beyond the textbooks, to seek life’s purpose. You will be prepared to lead and to make a difference in the world. This is the PLU experience.

Degrees

Learn about which degrees we offer and credit requirements.

Degrees
Courses

Read course descriptions for our major & minor classes.

Courses
University Gallery

Explore our season of art and learn more about art on campus.

Gallery
Book Arts

Our printing and book arts collection is unique to the Northwest!

Book Arts
Alumni

Meet some of our talented alumni and review their portfolios.

Alumni