Cultivate Creativity with APU’s Art Major

APU’s art major prepares students for a lifetime of artistic expression. Students are encouraged to focus on the discipline of their choice: ceramics, drawing and painting, interdisciplinary, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an art major if you:

  • Desire to develop as a creative professional.
  • Want to engage in the creative and transformative nature of God.
  • Are interested in cultivating individual creativity through the study of technique, history, and theory.
  • Want to redefine culture through social art engagement.

Why This Major Is Relevant

We live in an increasingly diverse, polarized, and complex society. Our lives are constantly touched and challenged by the issues that arise from this complexity—issues like poverty, globalization, and war. Artists play a critical role in helping others process and deal with societal and personal issues. Art graduates challenge others to rise above the day-to-day and deal with matters of conscience, beauty, and the soul, and in the process, make an impact on the very society they seek to reflect.

Art Scholarship

A talent-based scholarship program is available to eligible incoming art majors. Learn more about the Art Scholarship.

Exploring Faith and Making Culture

Pursuing a major in APU’s College of the Arts means exploring with diverse individuals the intersection of faith and the arts to tackle some of life’s most complex questions. Faculty with experience living out their Christian faith in a secular industry offer wisdom and mentorship while you create bonds with like-minded students pursuing artistic careers. “Those who tell the stories rule society,” said Plato, and at APU you will find a thriving community of creative students and faculty who share the goal of becoming great artists who can influence the entertainment industry, and in turn, the wider culture, through stories about beauty, redemption, and what it means to be human.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.