Art and Digital Media

Expression and Creation

With art, one can express thoughts and emotions not easily put into words. Olivet’s programs provide the methods and the media needed for expression — all while preparing students for a successful, professional career. We take this assignment seriously.

All of Olivet’s art programs are four-year programs. Four-year scholarships are available for incoming freshmen.

A well-rounded, liberal arts education is the first step to your art career. In addition to your art training, you’ll learn to connect with businesses and clients; gain skills that will help you market your work; and develop confidence and character so you are ready to take a stand and make a difference for Christ.

By the Numbers
minutes from Chicago
student to faculty ratio
galleries on campus
network of Olivet alumni

Steps to Your Art Career

You live and work in a global environment. As an art student at Olivet, you focus on the bigger picture — where you began, where you are and how you can make a difference. A global perspective is foundational to all we do.

Study Abroad

Expand your knowledge and deepen your understand of other countries and cultures.

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Art Scholarship

We encourage every intended Art Major student to apply for a Freshman Art Scholarship. Get rewarded for your talent!

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Faculty Artwork

Ineffable Manifestations

Olivet Nazarene University faculty members Jon Seals ’03 and Bill Greiner presented original artwork in the Miller Hall Inaugural Art Exhibition “Ineffable Manifestations” at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, Connecticut in summer 2019. The exhibition celebrated the opening of Miller Hall and the Institute of Sacred Music’s dedicated support of the arts.

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Senior Art Shows

Check out the upcoming senior art shows and artist receptions !

Senior Show Schedule

Meet the Faculty

A conceptual artist, teacher and curator, Jon Seals has exhibited his artwork in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and universities through the U.S. He curates an annual art exhibition at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. His essays, review and works of art have appeared in ArtPulse Magazine, Letters Literary Art Journal, Palimpsest Magazine and Reflections Magazine.

Art and Digital Media Faculty

Chicago’s Arts Community Next Door

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.

Technology Toolbox

Apple MacBook Pro computers and iPad technology bring students into the world of professional art and graphic design. Production computers turn digital imaging into television. The on-site digital photography studio and dark room for traditional film development and modern techniques for manipulating images are for students’ creative pursuits.

Gallery Space on Campus

Several times each academic year, professors select student artwork to be displayed and rotated throughout the many galleries on campus. Students design and deliver their own art shows, professionally lighted and displayed, in the Weber Center Gallery, Sims Main Gallery, Sims Entrance Gallery, and the lobby of Strickler Planetarium. The Victorian House Art Gallery regularly features exhibits from visiting artists and is open to Olivet students and the community.

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Areas of Study

Starting your freshman year, you receive instruction directly from your professors, instead of just meeting a list of deadlines on your own. Our professors are working artists, continuing to adapt 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!

Determine your aptitude and what career you want to pursue. We’ll help you customize your training for the area you choose.

Careers in Art and Digital Media:

Animator, Graphic artist, Photographer, International photojournalist, Graphic designer, Printing executive, Art teacher or professor, Illustrator, Freelance graphic artist, Art therapist

Art with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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