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Art Department

Overview of Program

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Recent Highlights

February 2017 Visiting Artist Patricia Ramaer Patricia Ramaer will hold a public talk Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm in the Pellegrene Auditorium at SJU

Patricia Ramaer

Art Biennale 2017, CSB/SJU Faculty/Staff Exhibition, February 2-March 19 at the Rogers/Target Galleries at SJU

Faculty Exhibition

Welcome New Art Majors 2017 Exhibition Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:15-5:15 pm FOG – Fallout Gallery lower level BAC, (below Gorecki Gallery) Meet our new art majors and see their work on display while enjoying some light refreshments.  A reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 4:15-5:15 with talks at 4:30 pm. The exhibit runs February 11-26.

2016 Sophomore Exhibit

Emily Sheehan '05 was recently back on campus talking with Art Majors and leading a drawing workshop

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Contact Us

Simon-Hoa Phan, OSB
Chair, Art Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-3829
sphan@csbsju.edu