Art

The Art Department is committed to
creative freedom|personal expression|professional discipline.

The art department supports the liberal arts tradition through a curriculum and faculty that cultivate critical inquiry, aesthetic appreciation, technical skill and cultural diversity in the visual arts through traditional and innovative means.

 

Why Study Art at CSB/SJU?

  • We have a national reputation for excellence in undergraduate education.
  • Students will experience working in well-equipped studio classrooms, and have access to personal studio work space.
  • Our visiting artists program brings professional artists to campus each year to speak with students, critique works, and present master classes.
 
 
 

Program Overview

A CSB/SJU art degree is intended to prepare students for careers or further education in art. For the non-major, this education provides a preliminary understanding of art forms, the creative process and a beginning ability to employ critical analysis.

  • You begin your journey by choosing a concentration in studio art and/or a major in studio art with a minor in art education.
  • We stress both a historical view of art as well as a cross-cultural approach to learning about the diversity of art forms.
  • We encourage our seniors to pursue internships, independent learning projects and a final thesis project.

Meet the Profs

Faculty

Hands-on Learning

Student Resources

Life as an Art Major

Learning Outcomes

CSB/SJU Art Scholarship

Art Scholarship Recipient Requirements:
  • $2,000 and below Award Recipients – Each academic year students are required to take a 4-credit art course offered by the CSB/SJU Art Department. Two 2-credit courses may count, but these are not offered regularly in the Art Department.
  • Above $2,000 Award Recipients – Each semester students are required to take a 4-credit art course offered by the CSB/SJU Art Department. Two-credit courses may count to add to the total of 4 credits required per semester, but these are not offered regularly in the Art Department.

Art Majors After Graduation

Contact the Art Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Sam Johnson
Chair, Art Department
320-363-5134