In art, you can express thoughts and emotions you can’t always put into words. At Olivet, we provide the methods and the media you need to express the message you want to share — all while preparing you for a successful, professional career.
Olivet’s Department of Art and Digital Media prepares Christian artists to work in a secular world. That is an assignment we take seriously! A well-rounded, liberal arts education is the first step to your art career. In addition to your art training, learn to connect with businesses and clients. Gain skills that will help you market your work. Develop confidence and character so you are ready to take a stand and make a difference for Christ. You live and work in a global environment. As an art student at Olivet, you will focus on the bigger picture – where you came from, where you are and how you can make a difference. A global perspective is foundational to all we do.What’s more, Gallery Row, Art Institute of Chicago, and the many other galleries and venues of our country’s third largest city are just an hour away.Determine your aptitude and what career you want to pursue. We’ll help you customize your training for the area you choose. Starting your freshman year, you will receive instruction directly from your professors, instead of just meeting a list of deadlines on your own. Our professors are working artists, adapting to today’s changing art scene. They are ready to teach you what you need to know to succeed. And they’re equally eager to pray with you! All of Olivet’s programs are four-year programs. And four-year scholarships are available for incoming freshmen.Olivet art students benefit from:
Putting knowledge to workLearn about budgeting and adjusting for reality in working with clients. Collaborate with other departments on exciting projects, such as:
Alumni careers include: Animator for Disney; graphics artist for “America’s Most Wanted”; professional photographer; international photojournalist; graphics designer; owner of printing company; high school art teacher; elementary school art teacher; freelance graphics artist; art therapist
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)Areas of study
Art, B.A. and B.S. Digital Graphics, ConcentrationDrawing/Illustration, ConcentrationPainting, ConcentrationPhotography, ConcentrationArt Teaching, B.S. Art Studio, Minor
Freshman Art Scholarship Form
Learn from working artists who are well versed in the nuances of today's ever-changing art scene.
Mary Beth Koszut