Art Major & Minor


By its nature, the visual and fine arts attract creative people and practicing artists 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 art entrepreneurship, studio art, visual arts education (K-12), pre-architecture, and art administration.

The Art Department at Goshen College has a long tradition of preparing higher education students for successful careers in visual and graphic design, or for top art schools. One of the great things about our art program courses is that you can pursue both majors and minors in art studies. This allows you to explore your creative interests while also preparing for a career in another area of expertise. With our well-rounded curriculum, you too can make your mark in the visual arts.

Choose your path to a career in the visual arts

In addition to comprehensive classes, art majors will a find number of extra-curricular opportunities to spark their creativity, like the three-week Arts in London class. Create and display created works, study the artistic achievements of cultures and institutions old and new, sell compositions at student art sales, or apply new ideas and skills to set designs and costumes for a theater production. Students can also enroll in the distinctive art entrepreneurship program that combines developing one’s artistic focus and learning how to open a small business.

Graduate with the skills you need for your dream career

Today, Goshen College art graduates pursue careers as graphic designers, teachers, architects, ceramists, professors, jewelers, and business owners across the globe. But before they can find their creative niche in the art industry, the years students spend studying in Goshen College’s art program will take them behind the potter’s wheel, behind the welding mask, teaching in a classroom, and mounting their own senior art exhibitions. Upon graduation, students will have the creative and practical skills to seek an imaginative, rewarding career.

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