Concordia's Art majors put the art in liberal arts. From photography and printmaking to ceramics and sculpture, you'll use your creativity to visually express yourself and communicate with the world around you.

Why Study Art at CUW?

A CUW Art degree offers you:

  • A well-rounded liberal arts education
  • Internship opportunities
  • Independent studio work in your area of concentration
  • An exhibit of your work in the CUW Art Gallery

Program Overview

As a CUW Art major, you'll experiment with a variety of materials and techniques that will help you grow and define your artistic vision.

What You'll Learn in the Art Program

In our program you will:

  • Build strong drawing skills as a foundation for perceptual accuracy and visual communication
  • Refine your painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and photography skills
  • Learn to make connections between dissimilar elements that contribute to the whole
  • Explore a medium of personal interest through independent study and instructor guidance
  • Create original designs, manipulate imagery, and apply design principles to visual communication
  • Assemble a professional portfolio

Career Choices in Art

  • Commercial artist
  • Studio artist
  • Gallery owner
  • Art editor or critic

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Education 

As an Art major, you'll also complete the requirements for a minor. A business-related minor gives you the skills needed to pursue business or entrepreneurial opportunities.


In addition to CUW's strong core liberal arts curriculum, Art majors complete 61 credit hours of coursework in a wide variety of mediums. The program includes nine elective credits, six credits in a concentration area, and a course in portfolio preparation

Graduate Studies

CUW offers a Master of Science in Art Education

High School Prep Courses

  • Visual arts
  • Performing arts
  • Math
  • English
  • Lab science


  • CUW Art Guild

Travel Opportunities

Overseas travel is available to European destinations.


Dr. Marji Bell

Prof. Joshua Cody

Prof. Theresa Ann Kenney

Prof. Charlene Nemec-Kessel

Prof. Jeff Shawhan

Dr. Gaylund K. Stone