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The Department of
Art & Art History

Academics / Departments & Programs / Art and Art History

Join a creative community that celebrates your art

At Calvin, you'll shape clay, mix paint, and fine-tune pixels under the guidance of expert professors. In engaging classes and studios, you'll stretch your creativity in ways you never thought possible.

You'll also be pushed to continually ask why you're creating art, and how it might matter to others. With the support of your professors and peers, you will discover how your work can surprise, confront, and inspire. You'll be challenged to make art that solves problems and brings change.

You'll learn 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 tribe

Travel abroad, create amazing 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 a plan for your next steps after you graduate.


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