Art Major & Minor

By its nature, the visual arts attract creative people who strive to carve out their own niche. That’s why the Goshen College art major offers you a variety of concentrations to choose from, including graphic design, art entrepreneurship, studio art, visual arts education (K-12), pre-architecture and art administration.

In addition to comprehensive classes, you will a find number of extra-curricular opportunities to spark your creativity, like the three-week Arts in London class. You’ll create and display your work, study the artistic achievements of cultures old and new, sell your work at student art sales, or apply your skills to set designs or costumes for a theater production You can also enroll in the distinctive art entrepreneurship program that combines developing your artistic skills and learning how to open a small business.

Today, GC art graduates work as graphic designers, teachers, architects, ceramists, professors, jewelers and business owners across the globe. But before you can find your creative niche in the art industry, the years you spend studying at GC will take you behind the potter’s wheel, behind the welding mask, teaching in a classroom and mounting your own senior art exhibit. Upon graduation, you’ll have the creative and practical skills to seek an imaginative, rewarding career.

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Street Art

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Exhibit highlights commemorative quilts

Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display in the Harold and Wilma Good Library basement gallery at Goshen College. The exhibit opens on Sunday, March 16 and will be on display through July 27, 2014. A reception will take place on Sunday, March 16, 3-5 p.m., in the Good Library Gallery.

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Art majors present their work in senior art exhibits

Seven Goshen College senior art majors will showcase their work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery between March 9 and April 13.

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Clay artist Scott Dooley offers 2014 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist lecture

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