Art Department

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. Concordia’s location near downtown Chicago provides access to world-class museums, galleries and internship opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

Welcome to Concordia University Chicago’s link to Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories, a tool to promote visual literacy through artwork. Recognizing visual cues in a work of art as well as being aware of the times and conditions in which an artist lived enables students to better interpret its imagery, draw conclusions about its effectiveness, and speak critically about the art.