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School of Arts and Communication

School of Arts and Communication

The School of Arts and Communication is a community of artists and scholars – students, faculty, and staff – dedicated to the fulfillment of the human spirit through creative expression and careful scholarship. The School offers professional education to artists and communicators within the framework of a liberal arts education. The school encourages all of its members to pursue their artistic and scholarly work in an environment that challenges complacency, nurtures personal growth, and maintains a strong culture of collegial integrity.


Art & Design

The Department of Art & Design programs at PLU stress individualized development in the use of mind and hand. A student at PLU is able to chart their own path through a variety of artistic styles and media including printmaking, graphic design, ceramics, letterpress, sculpture, painting, drawing and much more.

Communication & Theatre

Our communication program prepares future journalists, conflict practitioners, public-relations and advertising specialists and those whose communication-related professions have yet to even emerge. While PLU's Theatre program is a committed to making productions of the highest standards of artistry designed to challenge and entertain.


Distinguished teachers, talented students, supportive public: these are the people who make the Department of Music at PLU a nationally recognized center for musical learning, serving, and sharing. There are a variety of degree programs available for differing levels of interest and commitment.