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Program(s) Available: B.A., Minor

Some people are just born with the gift of creativity. Do you consider yourself an abstract thinker? Do you love to create beautiful work? If so, you may consider the art major.

Why Study Art at Northwest

While many schools offer art majors, Northwest's program is different. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 21-to-1, Northwest offers students individualized attention and advice as they complete their artistic journey. Faculty walk students through the process of learning art fundamentals and crafting a professional portfolio. Students also have the opportunity to express themselves through various means and discover who they are as an artist. 

Pick your path

Art B.A.

A Bachelor of Arts in Art is available at Northwest. View the 4-year plan or catalog for courses and more information.

Art 4-YEAR PLAN (B.A.)

Minor program

Did you know? A minor in art is available. This 24-credit-hour program walks students through the fundamentals of drawing, design and medieval or Renaissance to present-day art. After taking the required courses, students can customize their minor from a list of approved electives. To learn more, visit the academic catalog.

Shelby Theis
Studio Art with an emphasis in painting

"I feel really empowered about the work I am doing and the stuff I am accomplishing."

Career Opportunities

  • Character artist
  • Art gallery owner
  • Marketing and design associate
  • Production artists
  • UX analyst
  • Web designer
  • Web developer

What Can I Do With a Major in Art?

Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building

Northwest art students spend most of their time in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building and Fire Arts Building. The Fine Arts Building houses many classrooms, offices and the Olive DeLuce Gallery! 

Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building

Fire Arts Building

The Fire Arts Building is dedicated to the Ceramics and Sculpture programs that require “fire and fume.” Students can utilize this building to create unique and exquisite works of art. The building is equipped with various sophisticated safety, fire prevention and ventilation systems, so students are also safe.

Fire Arts Building

Art Association

The Art Association is a student-run organization designed to provide students with additional educational opportunities in the arts outside of the classroom. Membership is open to any student interested in participating and promoting an artistic community!

Art Association

Northwest Art Show

Students gain experience showcasing and selling their art at the Northwest Art Show.

Students are encouraged to submit their best work for presentation at the annual Celebration of Scholars, an interdisciplinary symposium spotlighting exceptional student work throughout campus.

Northwest Art Show
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