Why study art at Taylor?

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.

Our art department offers several avenues to pursue your passion for visual beauty and creativity. As a graphic art major, you'll gain foundational art skills while concentrating on design, illustration, or photography, and preparing for a career in commercial art. As a studio art major, you'll experiment with every medium imaginable, from metal and wood to printmaking and pottery. We also provide future art teachers with the necessary background to teach and offer a pre-art therapy program designed to prepare future art therapists for graduate school.

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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Artist and Graphic Designer Ben Duvall is Taylor's Artist-in-Residence in February

Published: February 17, 2016

During the month of February, artist and graphic designer Ben DuVall will be Taylor University's artist-in-residence. Ben's closing performance and reception will be Thursday, February 25, at 6 p.m. in the Metcalf Gallery.

Upcoming Metcalf Gallery Exhibit Features Work of Alumni Artist

Published: December 15, 2015

The work of artist and Taylor University graduate Matt Herrmann will be featured at Metcalf Gallery January 5-22, 2016. The main works in the exhibition - Converting the Impossible Into the Actual - are photographs of consumer rubber and spandex products purchased from home good and specialty stores around New York City, with images of natural materials printed on the surfaces.

Closing Reception for Art Exhibit PORTMANTEAUX to be held Tuesday, October 13th at 6 PM.

Published: October 05, 2015

Suzie Dittenber’s and Josh Welker’s art exhibition, PORTMANTEAUX, September 17th – October 13th, will close on Tuesday, October 13. Closing reception will be held in the Metcalf Gallery at 6 p.m.

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