Whittier College will continue online instruction through the beginning of spring semester. In-person instruction will resume on February 21.
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Whether learning traditional art making skills like painting and sculpture or studying the cultural impact of visual media, students majoring in art at Whittier College will gain the visual literacy necessary to be active participants in our shared visual culture.
The major offers students four unique ways to study art:
This track emphasizes the concepts, materials, methods, and forms most commonly found in the making of contemporary art.
This track studies the making, circulation, and reception of images across time and cultures.
This track offers balanced insight into both studio art and art history and visual culture and is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in K–12 education.
This track focuses on the commercial application of visual art and design principles in the production of creative content for various media platforms.
Department of Art & Visual Studies
Wardman Art Center