Do you have an internal force driving you to create or perform? Do you love to challenge norms and conventions, finding new ways of expressing your ideas and vision? If so, consider a degree in visual art.
By majoring in visual art at PLNU, you will be joining one of the most respected studio art programs in San Diego, as well as an inclusive community of artists and performers who consistently challenge one another to improve in their respective crafts. Here you will work under accomplished and knowledgeable professors who showcase their own work regularly in notable art museums and galleries.
Your program and experience will be tailored to your medium, goals, and interests, to best prepare you for the vocation to which you are called. This method has been highly successful, with the number of PLNU graduates going on to MFA programs exceeding the national average. Furthermore, of those who received MFAs in the last five years, 80 percent did so at institutions consistently ranked among the top 10 MFA programs in the country.
We believe creativity thrives in community — and we are blessed to live in one with rich sources of art. Therefore, you will have multiple opportunities to collaborate with other artists in community arts events, visit local and regional museums and galleries, and exhibit your own work. You can even take advantage of our Euroterm, where you will either spend a semester in Europe studying the work of Old Masters, or explore contemporary art through the lens of the world-famous Venice Biennial and Documenta in a faculty-led summer session. Finally, the experiential learning continues with an internship that will help hone your professional skills through practical application.
- Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
- Sculpture and Installation
- Art History
- Visual, Performance Art/Communications and Interactive Media