- Graphic design
- Installation art
Art and Art History
Our studio art faculty are not only passionate teachers, but also successful working artists, represented by galleries in Chicago and Berlin. Art history professors are experts in their fields, published by the top academic and commercial presses. We are a department committed to critical thinking and creative problem solving at all levels.
Studio students learn painting, drawing, video, multimedia, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and more. Our students of art history learn how to use visual material in the analysis of society, economics, politics, and religion.
Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries
Durand Art Institute,
MWF 2 - 5 p.m.
Weekends 1 - 5 p.m.
Deerpath Student Gallery
Deerpath Residence Hall,
M-TH 7 - 10 p.m.
Check out more events
happening in our galleries
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago Children’s Museum
- Chicago History Museum
- Field Museum of Chicago
- CDW Merchants
- Evanston Arts Center
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation
- Illinois Arts Council
- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
- Mongerson Gallery
- Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
- Mana Contemporary
- Light-filled studios in historic Durand Art Institute
- State-of-the-art computer lab
- Photography darkroom
- Relief printing press
- Large format digital printers
- Sonnenschein Gallery professional exhibitions
- Deerpath student art gallery
- Newly renovated curation facilities provide a special study space that allows students a place to view the College’s extensive 1,200-piece art collection
Chicago: A Cultural Hub
We use the world-class museums and galleries of Chicago to extend our classroom experiences for teaching and original research. Our location gives us unique access to outstanding cultural institutions of all kinds, including a very special partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and some amazing internship opportunities.
The faculty in the department are all very active in their respective fields, bringing relevant expertise to the classroom that resonates in the contemporary world. Professors also regularly leverage their own professional contacts and experiences to provide students with career advancing opportunities.
We regularly partner with other disciplines at the College, such as computer science, digital media design, entrepreneurship and innovation, and museum studies to strengthen career options. You will graduate with a strong foundation in the arts and you will be prepared to pursue a career in the creative arts or to pursue further graduate study.