Buena Vista University’s art program is conceived as an integral part of the university’s liberal arts curriculum and is designed both for majors and minors and those simply interested in art. The Art curriculum includes course in studio foundations, art history, and courses in the studio disciplines of painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, drawing, and mixed media.
The BVU art major presents a solid base for continuing work in graduate school and art-related fields such as teaching, arts administration, publishing, exhibition, and much more.
Buena Vista University’s graphic design & visual communication program offers both a major and minor degree. The curriculum consists primarily of courses in graphic design, art, and digital media. Students will participate in a graphic design internship as well as a capstone project/exhibition, usually displayed in the Buena Vista University Art Gallery.
Courses are offered in both the newly renovated Social Science & Art Hall, and the Lage Communication Center, which contains a Mac lab and printing area. The Mac lab is open to all students, and the computers are regularly updated with the most current version of the Adobe Creative Suite software.
Along with student senior exhibitions, the gallery is designed to be used for exhibitions by professional artists and shows by Iowa high school artists. More about the gallery...