Department of Art and Design

visual arts

graphic arts

art education


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PLNU’s Art + Design Department embraces liberal arts, Christian faith, and a rich visual art and design experience. Here, students are challenged to create original works of art and design, engage in art history and research, and develop critical thinking and aesthetics skills. Our supportive and caring faculty are teachers, mentors, and practicing professionals, who are eager to share their knowledge and experience.

We offer three majors: Visual Art, Graphic Design, and Art Education. Students in all majors take core foundation classes and then branch into upper-division courses that are specific to their areas of emphasis. All art or graphic design majors complete their studies with a senior exhibition in the Keller Gallery or portfolio review at the Fermanian Business Center where they defend their work with faculty and industry professionals.

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Transfer to PLNU

Interested in transferring to Point Loma Nazarene University? View some of our community college articulation agreements.


PLNU is committed to continuous and transparent alignment of our curriculum with the highest national standards. Learn about assessment.