Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Art is about ideas, not just paint.

Explore your individual style within the context of traditional and contemporary art education through hands-on experience in studio classes.

The Curriculum

Our curriculum provides a foundation in the studio arts and art history which encourages you to develop your own vision as a creative artist and voice for its history and contemporary critique. You will develop your own individual style and body of work while having an awareness of related historical and contemporary art concepts. As part of your senior capstone project, you will collaboratively produce, curate, and install an art exhibition in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture.

The Professors

Your Future

The majority of students choosing the design emphasis move into careers associated with advertising agencies, computer graphics, freelance photography, design studios and book design. Students can also prepare for careers in the motion picture and television industries, theater and animation by creating work especially targeted for their desired goals.

Art history students find Cal Lutheran a perfect area to explore museums and architectural works. Nearby are the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum, the Pacific-Asia Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (L.A.), Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Armand Hammer Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and others.

Graduate Schools

  • Academy of Art University
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Millersville University
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Claremont Graduate University


  • Image Entertainment
  • Mission Renaissance Art Studio
  • Brainforest Digital Animatics

Career Paths

  • Art Teacher
  • Marketing and Design Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Designer/Animator
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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