Biola University

Biola University

Biola UniversityBiola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

Biola University art exhibit

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,106
Graduate Enrollment: 1,995

Art Department
Students Enrolled: 165
Graduates per year: 30

Biola University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Biola University Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Full-Time Faculty
Loren Baker, M.F.A. (Chair)
Barry Krammes, M.F.A.
Jonathan Anderson, M.F.A.
Dan Callis, M.F.A.
Kurt Simonson, M.F.A.
Jonathan Puls, M.F.A.
Daniel Chang, M.A.

Part-Time Faculty
Astri Swenstrud, M.F.A.
Nathan Huff, M.F.A.
Kristi Genoway, M.F.A.
Rachelle Chuang, M.F.A.
Steve Childs, M.F.A.
John Calley, M.F.A.

Degrees Offered
B.F.A. in Studio Art
B.S. in Studio Art

Studio Art

Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Interdisciplinary


Art Department Highlights

  • Biola’s art programs are committed to exploring contemporary art in fresh and compelling ways. Multiple fieldtrips to see the finest art in Los Angeles take place throughout the curriculum.
  • The art department is a genuine community of like-minded artists working and learning together. Life-long relationships are forged in a nurturing and rigorous Christian environment.
  • 30 units of Bible and 78 units of art are an unbeatable combination for those who are serious about integrating their Christian faith and their creativity.
  • All B.F.A. students are required to complete a 120-hour internship experience with professionals in their particular field of artistic pursuit.
  • Many of our students choose an interdisciplinary option, allowing them to create their own combination of upper division art courses and electives.
  • Biola’s art department hosts an annual spring symposium that brings to campus prominent artists and scholars to discuss timely topics related to the visual arts and Christianity. In addition, an outstanding Visiting Artist Series is a hallmark of our program.
  • Interterm as well as semester long European study trips are popular with Biola art majors. A strong relationship with NYCAMS allows our students to spend a semester in NYC as well.
  • Collaboration with other departments throughout campus has fostered a remarkable series of interdisciplinary explorations, both curricular and co-curricular. Biola’s newest interdepartmental major, Urban Studies, has a unique art option for those who are interested in engaging the city.

Open Positions
Biola University Seeks a 3D/Sculpture and/or Ceramics, Assistant or Associate Professor and a Public Arts Curator.
See CIVA Job Page, or the Biola’s website for details.

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