Concordia University Nebraska

Concordia University Nebraska

Concordia University NebraskaConcordia University – Nebraska
800 North Columbia Avenue
Sewrad, NE 68434

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 95
Art Department Graduates Per Year: 15

Concordia University NebraskaAccreditations
As an institution, Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of its North Central Association

Full-Time Faculty
Donald Robson, M.F.A., M.A.T., Chair
James Bockelman, M.F.A.
Seth Boggs, M.F.A.
Lynn Soloway, M.F.A.

Part-Time Faculty
Jennifer Bockelman, M.F.A.
Jonathan Mayer, M.F.A.
Brenda Nation-Robson, M.A.E.
Bradley Peters, M.F.A.
William Wolfram, M.F.A.

Concordia University NebraskaDegrees Offered
B.F.A. in Art Education
B.F.A. in Graphic Design
B.F.A. in Studio Art
B.S. in Art Education
B.A. in Arts Administration
B.A. in Art Therapy
B.A. in Ecclesiastical Art
B.A. in Graphic Design
B.A. in Studio Art

Art Education
Graphic Design
Studio Art
Arts Administration
Art Therapy
Ecclesiastical Art

Collage and Mixed Media
Ecclesiastical Art
Graphic Design

Art History
Graphic Design
Studio Art

Art Department Highlights

  • The mission of the Concordia University, Nebraska Department of Art is to influence the church and society through the visual arts.
  • The art education program prepares students to teach art at the elementary and/or secondary levels and equips them to be leaders in the classroom, in the congregation and in the community. Concordia offers a B.S. and a B.F.A. in art education.
  • The art therapy program prepares students seeking to apply to graduate school in art therapy. This degree provides a quality foundation for students to use the creative process to help people of all ages improve their health and emotional well-being. Concordia offers a B.A. in art therapy.
  • The ecclesiastical art program provides training in artistic craft with a theological foundation. Coursework involves study in art and theology. The department offers a B.A. in ecclesiastical art.
  • The studio art program prepares students seeking to apply to graduate school in studio art. This degree also provides a quality foundation for students pursuing careers as fine artists or in related fields such as museum work or post-secondary teaching. Concordia offers a B.A. and a B.F.A. in studio art.
  • The graphic design program prepares students for a career or further study in the field of graphic design involving skills in conceptualization, visualization, communication, layout, illustration, typography, and digital imaging. Concordia offers a B.A. and a B.F.A. in graphic design.

Other Art-Related Programs

  • Professor Lynn Soloway combines her love of art history and travel to offer powerful learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting. Professor Soloway and colleague Professor Bruce Creed co-lead study tours abroad or in-country every other year. In May, just after graduation weekend, the group of travelers, comprised of traditional and non-traditional students, alumni, and community members, gather together to study art and public spaces in the great cities of the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Asia.
  • The Center for Liturgical Art is an outreach program of the Department of Art. The Center brings together students, faculty, and other church professionals to collaborate in the design and creation of art for the church. The Center works with architects and litugical consultants in the design of worship spaces and the creation of ecclesiastical art.
  • The Marxhausen Gallery of Art is the on-campus exhibition space for Concordia University, Nebraska and the surrounding community. The gallery promotes visual and cultural experiences by presenting a diverse and ambitious exhibition schedule. Each year’s calendar includes a visiting artists program, regional and nationally acclaimed art exhibitions, and faculty and student shows.
  • The gallery also houses the Koenig and Wake/Wiegmann collections of works on paper by international artists making it one of the best surveys of contemporary American prints and multiples within the state of Nebraska. The works are representative of a wide variety of art movements and styles. The artists, such as Grant Wood, Georges Rouault, Robert Rauschenberg, Elizabeth Murray, and Richard Serra, are among the most influential artists of the last one hundred years. Consequently, the collection is an excellent resource for study, and selected exhibitions are often on display in the gallery.

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