The majority of the Art and Design Department is situated in the center of the beautiful PLNU campus. Keller Fine Arts Building serves as the main facility for the PLNU Department of Art and Design. It houses three multi-use classrooms, two photography darkrooms, two professionally supervised metal and woodworking shops, and the Keller Fine Arts Gallery. The classrooms provide meeting spaces for studio, art education, photography, and art history courses. Nearby, the Cabrillo Hall Art Annex, Starkey building classrooms, and the Ryan Library, which houses a state-of-the-art Macintosh Computer Lab, also serve the needs of the art and design program. Workspace is available to senior studio art students in the Cabrillo Hall Annex. All of these, together with the classrooms, provide art and design students with the resources necessary to express themselves in graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and drawing.
Keller Hall has long-enjoyed a central location on the PLNU campus. From the rear courtyard and the west-facing classroom, students and visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The courtyard provides an enviable outdoor workspace for students majoring in studio arts. Throughout the academic year the Keller patio is used by art students as an extension of their classrooms.
Keller Fine Arts Gallery is used for professional and senior exhibitions. The gallery hosts two professional exhibitions per year. Senior exhibitions and portfolio reviews change weekly and host one to four-person shows throughout the year. The front courtyard of the Keller Fine Arts Building is used as the favored location for outdoor art receptions. Visitors gather to enjoy the current art exhibition and relax in the open patio.