Visual Arts Department

College of Arts & Sciences


The visual arts play a significant role in human civilization–as a form of personal and cultural expression, entertainment, historical documentation and information-sharing.

Students learning artCal Lutheran’s Department of Visual Arts celebrates the variety of forms and approaches–from the fine arts like painting, drawing and sculpture, to the digital arts like graphic design, animation, visual effects, game design and photography. In addition to hands-on, project-based art that nourishes self-expression and fosters the imagination, you can study art history, art education, along with theory and design to enhance your critical thinking in the context of the creative process.

When you study in Cal Lutheran’s Department of Visual Arts, you’ll gain skills and experiences to prepare you for visual-based occupations in education, advertising, game design, graphic design, digital visual effects, publishing and other creative industries.

Upcoming Gallery Events

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Facilities of the Visual Arts Department

From the state-of-the-art William Rolland Art Center, to curated collections of creative work in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture and the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, the Visual Arts Department provides access to world-class facilities for students to engage in the experience of art. Explore the multiple studios, spaces, and resources available to students as they immserse themselves in their creative practice of choice.

The William Rolland Art Center has been the home of the Visual Arts Department since 2017. See our students' work on display in this ultramodern creativity facility!