Artists are a critical part of any culture. Art is, and has been through the ages, a vehicle for expression, worship and meaning making. Visual art can communicate in a way that transcends the written or spoken word.
At OBU, students are encouraged to pursue their gifts in visual art, hone their skills in a medium and ultimately find purpose and meaning as they explore their calling as creative artists. The pursuit of beauty and truth specifically through the medium of the visual arts is a rare and high calling.
|Program Options||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art|
|Minor in Art|
What makes an OBU Art degree special?
Art and Design offers several degrees that cover most of the fields of art. We are small enough that degrees can be tailored to each individual’s interests. Art courses are a part of your freshman year curriculum. The student art club is active and you get to know your fellow art students within your first semester at OBU. We also take a trip every other year to New York City, where we meet professional artists and designers, to give students a sense of career possibilities after college.
What are OBU graduates doing with their Art degrees?
Art graduates are working in advertising as designers, graphic artists and illustrators. They are professional photographers. They are architects and interior finish specialists. Some have worked in the film industry and many are working artists. They are teachers in school systems across the United States and in mission fields around the world. They are graduate students in institutions throughout America. We also have several students working on staff at churches doing design and audio/visual production. Our graduates are working on both coasts and many places in between.
Art Scholarships are available to qualifying students.
Learn more about our Art faculty.
This program is offered through Art and Design in the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts.