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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Exhibit presents artifacts from six Anabaptist collections

A new exhibit, “Collections in the Collection: Mennonite, Amish, Hutterite,” will open at Goshen College with a public reception in the Library Gallery on March 15 from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit will continue through July 30, 2015.

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Art majors present their work in senior art exhibits

Two groups of Goshen College senior art majors will showcase their work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery between March 8 and April 26. A combined exhibition will be open April 19-26, including a reception on Saturday, April 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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Sunday Mahaja '14 is making his mark in the world of large-scale metal sculpture - The Elkhart Truth

Within the last six or seven months, a Sunday Mahaja's large-scale metal sculptures have won several awards and have been displayed at a number of local events.

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Sculptor Bob Emser to explore fascination with flight in 2015 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist lecture

Bob Emser, a sculptor and aviation enthusiast, is the Goshen College Art Department’s 2015 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist and will deliver a public lecture on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall, with a reception immediately following in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery. The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.

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Graphic designers display socially conscious collections in Hershberger Gallery

Graphic design artists Anne H. Berry ’99 and Penina Acayo ’11 will display their artwork at the Goshen College Music Center’s Hershberger Gallery from Nov. 16, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015. A reception will take place on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m. in the gallery, with an artist talk directly following the reception, from 4-5 p.m.

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