The Visual Arts Department is a growing and dynamic department that offers unique programs of study that encourage students to integrate their Christian faith as they develop their individual talents and engage contemporary art issues. Our mission is to prepare our students to be professional artists who engage in our visual culture.
Each of the visual arts majors is based on contemporary and traditional foundational studies, providing a broad range of experiences in processes of seeing, creating, and thinking. There is an equal emphasis placed on the development of formal, conceptual, and critical knowledge in design, drawing, painting, photography, computer media, ceramics, and sculpture. Students develop their awareness and understanding of the historical context of art and contemporary issues through studies in art history.
Our students are taught to be creative problem solvers with a thoughtful, responsible, and open mind, capable of generating multiple solutions to contemporary visual challenges. We believe it is essential that students learn to make art that is relevant to our visual culture, seeks out beauty, celebrates individuality, and engages in the community.
Visual arts majors may pursue degrees in
Minor concentrations are also available in graphic design and fine arts. In addition, the Digital Media Arts department offers degrees in animation, film production and film studies.
The program is diversified through visiting artists, on-campus gallery exhibits, and field trips that expose students to cultural resources throughout the Midwest, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Toledo. The Art Department also sponsors international art-study trips during the January Term on a biannual basis.
Huntington University’s Visual Arts Department is opening its senior exhibit Thursday, April 16. A variety of artistic mediums from six graduating seniors will be featured. The exhibit will be held in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts and will run through May 4. Students will host an artist reception on Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. The Wilson Gallery is open weekdays form 9 a.m. to 5...
It was a cold, snowy day — not unlike many other days in South Dakota. But Joel Dirnberger saw something that day. He saw the frost hanging off of the bark of a tree against the white canvas of snow. He saw a piece of art. Dirnberger is a graphic design major and a 2013 graduate at Huntington University. As a sophomore, he was recognized for his photograph of the tree in the 31st Annual...
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Huntington University - 14 years professional photographer. Areas of instruction: Photography