If you thrive on creative expression through art, you may very well find your desired major in the Department of Art.
Our department has the outlets you’ll need to explore your creativity—from our strong curriculum, Ferguson Art Gallery's visiting artists program to student art exhibits across campus. The University's location near downtown Chicago provides access to world-class museums, galleries and internship opportunities.
Graduating Art Majors Show
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our graduating seniors were not able to have their gallery show in person. This is something they have worked hard for all year. We have created an online portfolio "show" to share with CUC and the community.
Do you enjoy expressing your creative side through art? Are you fascinated with art history? Does using art in a business or helping profession appeal to you?
The Studio Art program at Concordia University Chicago focuses on the many aspects of art ranging from history to painting to desktop publishing, and prepares you for a career that uses your artistic expression.
Art Therapy (BA)
Students who want to become art therapists express themselves creatively, are interested in human behavior and have a desire to serve others.
We offer an intensive pre-art therapy program that prepares you for success in art therapy graduate work, which can lead to your master’s degree and becoming a Registered Art Therapist.
Game Art (BA)
Concordia University Chicago offers game art students a dedicated lab equipped with computers that meet current gaming PC performance standards and the latest digital art software used in the industry, including the Adobe Creative Suite, popular game engines, and 3D modeling, sculpting, and texturing software.
Graphic Arts (BA)
The Graphic Arts program at Concordia University Chicago combines both good designing skills with the technical knowledge to excel in the publishing and printing world.
Beyond the Classroom
Studio and classroom experiences are just part of the learning experiences. Art students travel into Chicago to view art in it's world-class art museums and galleries while enjoying the city's famous architecture. In addition, the Art Department schedules visiting artist presentations where dialogue between student and visiting artist is encouraged.
Art students may use internship opportunities to gain practical experiences in the Studio Arts, Graphic Arts and Arts Administration. Art Education students visit many classrooms and complete their student teaching semester throughout the City of Chicago and its suburbs.
The Art Department integrates the University’s liberal arts education among our general student population fostering appreciation and critical awareness for the visual arts and provides quality professional training to our visual arts majors, minors and art education students.