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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

Visiting Artist February 2018

Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom

Ghost of a Dream

a devil to pay


Used casino carpet and discarded played casino play cards on panel

Installation at CES Gallery Los Angeles

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