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Art & Design

Academics / Departments & Programs / Art and Design

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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Connect with arts-interested students and faculty through shared courses, arts activities, and place-based learning and travel–all as part of the two-year Arts Collective.

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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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