Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Rockhurst University fosters environments for creativity, learning, and exploration in the realm of visual arts.

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

The Visual Arts program, housed within the Department of Communication and Fine Arts, offers an art minor to students who wish to explore the field of visual arts and its relationship to all fields of study offered at Rockhurst University. The program offers a diverse range of courses in art and art history. Art students have a unique opportunity to craft an interdisciplinary course of study and cultivate their unique set of artistic talents. The new studio spaces in Arrupe Hall allow students to work in an expansive range of traditional and non-traditional disciplines including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.


About Visual Arts

Visual Art Minor

The Visual Art minor approaches art as an essential way of expressing human experience. The study of art introduces students to a universal human activity and to a visual language that infuses form with meaning and affirms our common membership in one human family. Students may take courses in art history, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and other courses. Upon completion, students can explore exciting careers in art including:

  • Graphic Design
  • Museum Management
  • Teaching
  • Photography
Drawing

INTERNSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES

Rockhurst University students minoring in visual art can supplement their academic studies with a myriad of opportunities for internships and exhibitions both on campus and in the greater Kansas City visual arts community.



VISUAL ARTS FACILITIES

The Visual Arts Department has many incredible new facilities including studio spaces to create inspiring work and exhibition spaces to showcase them. Learn more about what spaces the Visual Arts Department has to offer.

Studio Spaces

Drawing

Several studio spaces are available for creating and refining your craft across several different mediums:

Exhibition Spaces

Drawing

Multiple exhibition spaces are available to showcase your masterpieces or gain inspiration from the work of others: