Department of Art and Art History


  • Studying art or art history at Lake Forest College will prepare you for a wide-range of tomorrow’s careers. Artists are creative by design, and whether you study art making, or the vital role of art in history, you are training yourself in unique ways of thinking, resourceful research methods, and critical writing skills.

At Lake Forest College you will create and analyze art through thoughtful study of history, aesthetics and other areas of the humanities along with your practice in technique and media. Creativity is an asset for job seekers.Creative thinking is one of the top three most important characteristics of top-qualified job candidates, according to a recent survey. Those trained in art and art history have the ability to express distinctive perspectives and make creative decisions.

Today’s businesses are looking for job candidates that distinguish themselves to employers as “one-of-a-kind.” The best employees are flexible and resourceful. Art and art history majors are particularly in tune with the flow of ideas in contemporary culture. Along with critical observational skills and the ability to evaluate visual information, these capably trained young adults translate these trends for others using creative materials and methods. Now more than ever, art and art history majors are poised to step into many roles in the work world.

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