Art & Design
Unleash Your Creativity
Art and design rely on a close combination of creativity and skill. At Huntington University, we infuse both into your curriculum and experiential learning opportunities in order to prepare you to become a professional in the art industry. Whether you love the fine arts, communicate through graphic design, or thrive in a studio art environment, we’re here to help you hone your craft and make an impact in the creative community.
At Huntington University, our Christian liberal arts setting puts us in a unique place to explore art in a redemptive way. Get ready to grow in:
Art & Design Majors & Minors
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If you are inspired by art and encouraged to think, question, imagine, explore, and dream, then studying art and design at Huntington University is part of your path forward.
As you study at HU, you’ll be met with opportunities to channel that creativity. Art challenges and expands our understanding of the world by confronting us with different perspectives. Your professors will help teach you to become a creative problem solver with a thoughtful, responsible, and open mind while using art to bring redemptive and God-honoring insight to current social issues.
Let’s use art to engage the world—together.
- Art Director
- Art Teacher
- Art Therapist
- Creative Director
- Fashion Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Museum Curator
- Studio Artist
Huntington University Art & Design prepared me for the design field by teaching me how to incorporate the principles and elements of art. Without learning these fundamentals, I wouldn’t be enjoying the job I have today.
“Huntington University has grown me as a whole person. I have developed a deep understanding of the arts and their relation to both others and self, been challenged to think more like a teacher, and studied other interesting subjects. In addition to academic knowledge, Huntington has given me the opportunity to grow both socially and spiritually.”
“It’s very intentional, it’s very personal, and I really like that because it really encourages each artist to grow. The professors are amazing. They encourage us to not only make good artwork, but to be stewards in Christ. They help you each step of the way, but they also want you to do your own thing. They want us to run with it and experiment. That’s what I really like about the art program here; it’s very individual. But it’s also focused on a greater goal, building the kingdom of God, which I think is really cool.”
“My very favorite part about teaching at HU is working with our art students and helping guide them to pursue successful art-related careers following graduation.”
To truly engage art and let it impact your life, you need to experience what you are studying in an up-close and personal way. That’s why practical learning is built into our curriculum.
Practical learning is built into our curriculum, and state-of-the-art equipment is the standard. With amazing facilities, including a drawing and painting studio, a ceramics studio, a digital studio, a 3D studio, a 2D design studio, and HU’s own art gallery—Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery—your courses will be packed with experiential learning to equip you for your future career.
From exhibitions in the Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery, to entries in various competitions, you can build your artistic portfolio and leave your mark on the art community. HU has had several student winners recognized in regional university art invitationals, local American Advertising Federation Awards, and an annual juried student art exhibit at HU. You will have plenty of opportunities to display your art, if you pursue them.
International art fraternity, Kappa Pi, is based on academic achievement and artistic excellence. The Zeta Alpha Pi chapter was established at HU to recognize and honor Foresters who have excelled in visual arts academically and creatively. Involvement is strongly encouraged, scholarships are available, and a lifelong community is waiting for qualified art students.
You may be concerned about finding a career with your art and design major, but you don’t need to worry. The truth is, our graduates have found jobs in a wide range of industries. Around the world, companies are looking for artists and designers who know how to implement creative, skillful, and ethical art. From agencies to studios to becoming an in-house designer, the possibilities are endless.
Why Choose HU?
Cost of Attendance
Huntington University is dedicated to providing several paths for financial assistance as you invest in your education and future. Each student’s financial aid package is unique and complements our competitive tuition. Online tools are available to help you calculate your investment.
In addition to providing you with a nationally-recognized education, we aim to help you experience the cross-section between faith and education. Discover who God wants you to be alongside a close-knit, Christ-centered community. When you’re at HU, you’re home.