Artists engage in making and understanding the imagery of their time. They skillfully use tools and materials to communicate ideas and encourage insight. For artists who are Christians, art meaningfully reflects and responds to a world in need of redemption.

Northwestern’s art department offers 7 study options:


Northwestern’s art faculty maintain their professional practice while they teach and model ways to realize both artistic vision and career goals.

Gallery and studios

The Korver Visual Arts Center was designed by artists for artists. It includes the Te Paske Art Gallery, which hosts 9 to 12 exhibitions each year. Students have access to studios and artistic tools for exploring:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture