In this program, you'll understand great art by making it. You'll feel the heat of the kiln in a state-of-the-art ceramics studio. Watch people moved by a photograph you developed in the darkroom. Help organize an annual arts festival (with your own paintings on view).
Those experiences add up to much more than artistic skill. Yes, you’ll master painting, drawing, photography, or ceramics. You’ll get guidance from expert Christian faculty and encouragement from peers. But you'll also learn to think creatively, critique effectively, and communicate thoughtfully to any audience.
When you graduate, you'll have what you need to thrive in a wide range of careers: a wealth of experience, a rigorous education, and a supportive network of friends and fellow artists.
Each concentration offers an introductory course, intermediate course and advanced course.
Plan for the future
Want to see how your art major will turn into a career? Sign up for Calvin’s LifeWork program to prepare for life after college.
Teach the next generation of artists
Take your artistry to the classroom. Combine your studio art major with an education degree to inspire the imaginations of children.
You can afford a Calvin education.
You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.
A reputation for excellence.
There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Master of Education (MEd)
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- Environmental Studies
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