Programs of Study

Art programs at Elmhurst provide the academic background, technical foundation, and qualifications that students need to pursue a wide variety of careers in visual arts, communications, education, or related fields.

Our programs offer the strengths of a traditional curriculum, including the combination of liberal learning and professional preparation that is an Elmhurst University hallmark. At the same time, students have the flexibility to pursue individual artistic directions or career goals.


Except for the Bachelor of Fine Arts major, all majors are Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students may elect to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the other majors, but will need to complete additional coursework.


The department also welcomes students who wish to explore their creative interests by taking individual art courses. Introductory studios are open to all students regardless of previous experience or skill level.

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