The art program at Fresno Pacific University is designed for everyone with an interest in art. Whether you're a serious art student or someone who just wants to add a bit of creativity to your life, we offer an art major with three different emphases, an art minor and art classes designed just for you. Our innovative, hands-on program is where students learn essential artistic skills from top-tiered faculty.
The studio art emphasis exposes students to the contemporary practice, visual culture theory and historical perspectives for the visual arts. Students in the art studio emphasis are exposed to a wide range of media and develop the critical and conceptual skills needed to realize a personal artistic vision. Students will learn requirements of a professional career and be guided in the building of a professional artistic portfolio.
The graphic arts emphasis prepares art major students for further study in either graphic arts or graphic design. Both of these fields are increasingly more popular and plentiful in today's computer savvy society. Students who choose the graphic arts emphasis, take basic and advanced graphic arts courses and explore the field of graphic art, its technologies and uses.
With an increase in the number of performing and visual arts facilities, arts councils and art advocacy groups, there is a growing need for individuals with both artistic and business skills to work in these organizations. Seeking to fill this need, the emphasis in art administration prepares students for graduate study or entry level administrative work with organizations such as art galleries and museums, arts councils, symphony orchestras, as well as opera, theater and dance companies.
This bachelor of arts degree is an innovative collection of courses which allows students to specialize in three different art concentrations. No matter what your career goal, we have a program to meet your needs.
Music evokes the deepest of our emotions, and FPU offers a program that provides a rich experience in the discipline of music. Performance is paramount and we currently offer thirteen vocal, instrumental and contemporary performance groups.