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Celebrating the Art of Creating and Creation

Do you believe the beauty of God is revealed in His creation? Do you believe that because we are made in God's image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty? If so, Taylor University's art department is the place for you.

Visual arts and design greatly influence our daily lives through social media, photography, advertising, and more. We will prepare you to interpret and engage our image-driven culture.

Our art department offers several avenues to pursue your passion for beauty. As an undergraduate art major, you will be trained in foundational skills and receive instruction in your specific area of interest, whether graphic design, photography, or 2D and 3D studio art. We also provide future art teachers with the necessary background to teach.

At Taylor, our desire is not only to build your artistic skill but also to strengthen your understanding of the significance of art and the role it can play in the world beyond studio and classroom.

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Josh Welker discusses the importance of Christians creating excellent art amidst an unbelieving world

Interested? Listen to Josh Welker, assistant professor of art, as he discusses the importance of Christians creating excellent art amidst an unbelieving world. Also, learn how Taylor can further challenge and broaden your perspective on culture, faith and belief through supplemental, off-campus art experiences.


Jonathan Bouw outlines the purpose and opportunities offered through the art programWatch Jonathan Bouw, department co-chair and professor of art, as he outlines the purpose and opportunities offered through the art program as well as how you, as an art student, will be well-prepared for life beyond the college experience.



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Art Department Careers Symposium Scheduled Tomorrow

Published: March 18, 2015

The Taylor University Art Department will hold its 2015 Career Symposium Thursday, March 19 as illustrator Mandie Anderson, visual artist Dayton Castleman, and photographer Matt Herrmann share their experiences as working artists.

Art Department offering new digital design course

Published: February 09, 2015

Taylor’s Art Department is upgrading equipment and introducing a new digital medium for graphic design students thanks to a generous gift from the family of a senior art student.

Within Without Art Exhibit Begins February 6

Published: January 29, 2015

Within Without, an exhibit celebrating the works of artists Jarrod Beck, Andrea Myers, Jordan Tate, and Olivia Moore opens Friday, February 6 in the Modelle Metcalf Gallery. At 6:00 p.m., Beck will give a lecture in MMVA room 002; a reception will follow.

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