Department of Art

Art Reveals Values

It clarifies and communicates the ideas, personalities and events that are significant to us individually and as a society. Making art is a natural expression of a culture through individual creative acts.

At Elmhurst University, art students develop a deeper understanding of our times, our world, and our selves by studying the language of visual forms. In a comfortable, small-college environment, our students experience the joy of creativity in close collaboration with professionally active faculty.

As an art student, you will:

See Work by Students and Faculty

Visit the Department of Art’s art and design capstone showcase website for an exhibition of our students’ work!

The logo of the Elmhurst University Art Department website, which features student work.

Explore the Chicago Art Scene

You will enjoy easy access to world-class museums, galleries, and architecture in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Art courses often incorporate field trips to the Art Institute and other exceptional locations.

Where Will an Art Degree Take You?

Our students find careers in graphic design, website design, art business, as art teachers or as art directors with corporations. Many go on to graduate school.

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