Division of Art and Design

The Art and Design division at OBU is where personalized education meets boundless creativity! With small class sizes and dedicated faculty, students form close relationships with professors, ensuring individualized attention and support. Explore diverse media like painting, illustration, package design, ceramics, and more, while having the opportunity to engage in real-world projects with actual clients. Our integrated approach with other departments on campus offers exciting collaborations, and we take pride in investing in your academic, social, and spiritual growth, making your college experience truly transformative. Join us and unleash your artistic potential in a nurturing and inspiring environment.


Featured Program

Graphic Design

In our program we want you to pursue, develop, create, enjoy and share your love of art and graphic design as we teach you, encourage you and watch you shape the future.

Preparing Students for What’s Next

OBU Art and Design students and alumni have won numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation, in both the student and professional categories. From OBU art and design degrees, our graduates go on to work for churches, marketing and advertising firms, as well as for galleries and museums. Some become teachers at the high school or college level, while others work in private studios.

Braelyn Ross

Class of 2018

“It was an enormous leap of faith for me to step into the graphic design program. I had not taken any graphic-related classes in high school and really had no knowledge base. However, the small class size and the wonderful encouragement of professors like Corey Fuller and others made a huge difference. I was welcomed into the program and provided with excellent instruction. Most importantly, I finally found the area of learning I was passionate about!”

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Undergraduate Programs


Discover your artistic potential in OBU’s art degree program. Immerse yourself in a supportive community that blends creativity and faith, fostering personal and artistic growth. With expert faculty, diverse artistic disciplines, and a focus on Christian values, our program offers a transformative experience that prepares you for a fulfilling career as an artist.


Graphic Design

The OBU graphic design degree program is where creativity meets purpose! Our comprehensive curriculum blends artistic expression with ethical principles, empowering you to make a positive impact through your designs. As a student, you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and passionate Christian faculty who will guide you in honing your skills and finding your unique calling as a graphic designer.

Graphic Design



OBU has won numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation, in both the student and professional categories.

Apply for an Art and Design Scholarship

If you have an outstanding talent in art, graphic design or studio art, we encourage you to apply for one of our scholarships.

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Corey Fuller

Chair, Division of Art and Design
Ruth Jay Odom Professor of Fine Arts
Professor of Graphic Design

Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson

Dean of Theology, Arts and Humanities
Floyd K. Clark Chair of Christian Leadership
Professor of Religion