Art Degrees

Creative thinkers will always be in high demand. An art degree from NWU will allow you to take your creativity further, because we nurture thinkers.

We give you foundations in theory, composition, history and design. Combine that with our ample studio space, technology labs and driven professors, and you have the rich environment you need to take your creativity further.

And with a variety of campus exhibition spaces in Lucas Hall and Elder Gallery, our art department helps you showcase your best work.

Get amazing results.

You’ll learn more from our faculty. Most art degree programs lean heavily on graduate assistants to teach their courses. But professors teach 100 percent of your art courses. They’re professional educators, artists and historians whose number one priority is expanding your knowledge and creativity.

You’ll be exposed to the best artists working today. Our visiting artists do more than lecture. They meet one-on-one with undergraduates to talk technique. And NWU Art’s active Mixed Media Art Club leads trips to major galleries across the country. Recent destinations include Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City and New York.

You’ll get more breadth. Explore traditional media in painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. And learn the latest in areas like 3-D printing and digital media.

Art faculty

The variety of our NWU Art’s faculty means your work will grow in unexpected directions. Our professors include a hyperrealist oil painter, an innovative ceramicist and metalsmith, and a modern and contemporary art historian who specializes in disability studies.