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Why Art at St. Ambrose?

student painting

Ambrose art students can explore programs in graphic design, book arts, painting, and art education. Each of the four disciplines at SAU allow for a high-degree of personal exploration and creativity with courses that will complement your liberal arts education.

Whether you like sociology, biology, British literature, history, or countless other areas of study, we'll find a way to craft your degree so that it incorporates topics you are passionate about. If you are career-driven or anticipate post-graduate studies, our programs provide aspiring artists, designers, and educators with unique opportunities to excel at what you love.

Strive to Inspire; Strive to BE Inspired

We are a small department that puts out BIG quality in terms of student work and classroom instruction. Our faculty and staff are highly skilled technicians and talented artists with a strong exhibition history. We strive to inspire and be inspired by our students. The passion and enthusiasm in this department is contagious, and is reflected in students' work and attitudes.

Our program is rigorous yet nurturing. We provide excellent faculty who are devoted to making learning exciting, challenging, and aid students in moving into the working world. Our students have a strong track record of job placement and acceptance into graduate school.

Making an Impact on Tomorrow

Our majors are given a contemporary and complete art experience that allows them to think critically and prepares them for professionalism in their chosen field. It is our firm belief that by nurturing the growth of the creative arts, we are training our students to solve the problems of the world.

Our students make art that matters, and use their craft to comment on and contribute to our society. We prepare them for life-long involvement in the arts through the development of artistic and technical skills, aesthetic judgment, critical thinking, and historical understanding. Read some of their stories

Schedule a Visit!

Join the ranks of St. Ambrose art majors who have accomplished great things from coast to coast and Europe! Schedule a visit to campus by contacting the Admissions Office.

Whats Next

Our facilities enable students to create art using top-notch equipment.