A Northwestern art professor assists a student with her painting.

Artists engage in making and understanding the imagery of their time. They creatively use tools and materials to communicate ideas and encourage insight. For artists who are Christians, art meaningfully reflects and responds to a world in need of redemption.

Art programs

Northwestern’s art department offers programs in graphic design, art therapy, professional studio and more. Explore programs


Northwestern’s art faculty maintain their professional practice while they teach and model ways to realize both artistic vision and career goals. Explore faculty

Gallery and studios

The Korver Visual Arts Center was designed by artists for artists. It includes the Te Paske Art Gallery, which hosts around a dozen exhibitions each year. Students have access to studios and artistic tools for exploring ceramics, drawing, design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Explore facilities

Art as therapy

Osiris dreams of opening an art center to provide an outlet for artistic expression and counseling services to Chicago youth. After she graduates, she plans to return to the Windy City and earn a master’s degree in art therapy.

Osiris's story

Contemporary artist

In addition to directing the fine arts for a number of Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Weld County, Colorado, Jesse is also a freelance artist and works out of the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins.

Jesse's story