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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Follow the Arts in London blog! This course is designed to give students general exposure in the areas of theater, visual arts, music and architecture.

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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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Merrill Krabill

Merrill Krabill

Professor of Art

Randy Horst

Randy Horst

Professor of Art

John Mishler

John Mishler

Associate Professor of Art

Kristi Glick

Kristi Glick

Assistant Professor of Art

Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller

Assistant Professor of Art

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