Art Program
Art, Film & Media Department

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Because God made us in His image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty as He does. Joining Taylor’s Art Program means not only building artistic skills but also strengthening your understanding of the significance of art and media and the role it can play in the world beyond studio and classroom.

Art is not limited to beautiful pictures; it tells tales, makes statements, and pursues truth through visual storytelling. By choosing an Art major at Taylor, you will be offered several avenues to pursue your passion for beauty and creative storytelling, whether your interest lies in graphic design, art education, photography, or illustration.

See for Yourself

Listen to Dr. Jonathan Bouw explain explain what you can expect in studying art at Taylor.

Crafting Your Future

Career Opportunities

Our students successfully compete with art school graduates for high-profile positions. As a student in this program, you will develop excellent technical and conceptual skills for graphic design, photography, studio, or art education. You will also come away from the program with a professional portfolio of work.

Our Art graduates currently serve as art educators, freelancers, graphic artists, photographers, producers, and studio artists (sculptors, ceramists, painters). Art students have gone to work at companies and publications such as The New Yorker, Tyndale Publishers, The Discovery Channel, and Wired Magazine.

Art Program graduates are regularly sought after by alumni and employers. The Art faculty and the Calling and Career Office also have many connections to assist graduates in finding industry careers. Because art students have a success rate of 99% and film students 91%, you have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University placement rates.

Learn more about Taylor University’s Art and Film philosophy.

Department News

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Students Brighten Up Local Business with New Mural

Oct 15, 2020

A Painting II class took their talents off the canvas and onto a building, creating a stunning display for Mama Pearson's Soaporium in Gas City.

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From Internship to Career: How Networking Can Grow Opportunities

Sep 02, 2020

Internships and networking opportunities can make all the difference when looking for career experience and job connections.

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Senior Stories: Art

May 01, 2020

In Taylor's Art program, students find artistic inspiration and an experience-based foundation that prepares them for future work in their careers.

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Jonathan Bouw

Department Chair & Professor of Art

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Ryan James

Assistant Professor of Art

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James Miles II

Assistant Professor of Art

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John Reishus

Art Adjunct Faculty

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Cindy Reishus

Art Office Assistant

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Jeremie Riggleman

Assistant Professor of Art

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Debra Shepler

Art Adjunct Faculty

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Rachel Smith

Professor of Art & Gilkison Chair

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Laura Stevenson

Assistant Professor of Art