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Art & Art History

Academics / Departments & Programs / Art and Art History

At Calvin, art is a vehicle for exploring and engaging ideas in visual and tactile ways.

With the support of your professors and peers, you will discover how your work can surprise, confront, and inspire. Founded in the liberal arts, art at Calvin asks that students integrate their studies in other fields to inform their artistic practices. Engaging classes and studios will challenge students to craft their skills, grow their creative practice, and make art that responds to the world around them, solves problems, and brings about change.

Art at Calvin asks how your craft can make a difference in careers like business, healthcare, education, and more. You'll graduate with the confidence to shape a better world through your artistic voice.

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Find your creative community

Travel abroad, create thought-provoking art, and plug into the local art scene with your fellow artists—all as part of the two-year Artist Collaborative program.

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Lifelong skills

Discover how your art skills will benefit you in a wide range of careers, and make plans for your next steps after you graduate.

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