Undergraduate Enrollment: 1880
Graduate Enrollment: 597
Art & Design Program
Students Enrolled: 40 majors, 25 minors
TWU is accredited by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
TWU is accredited by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Erica Grimm-Vance, Ph.D in process (Chair)
Doris Auxier, M.F.A.
Mark Halvorson, Ph.D. in process
Edith Krause, M.F.A.
Laurel Gasque, M.A.
Maggie Milne, M.A.
John Gregg, B.Ed.
B.A. in Art + Design
Art + Design
Art + Design
Art, Graphic Design, Art History
Art + Design Program Highlights
- Art Talks – an informal environment where students, faculty, and the public learn about artistic works from those responsible for creating them: the artists, designers, authors, and thinkers.
- Verge Art Series – this collection of interdisciplinary artistic events incorporates the Art, Music, Theatre, and Communications departments. The series encourages artistic performance and scholarly interaction with the arts and gives students access to artists, ideas, and presentations that cross multiple creative disciplines.
- New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS) – a study opportunity offered during both the fall and spring semesters (recruiting from over 15 Christian post-secondary institutions). This program offers students studio, art history, and a custom-designed internship at a New York venue. Dorm spaces and studios are eight blocks from the Chelsea Gallery district in New York.
- Exhibitions – the Art Department provides opportunities for students at every level to exhibit their work either on or off campus. Each year-end art show features work from graduating art students. Students are involved in every aspect of the show from making the artwork to learning more about the business side of exhibitions, such as publicity, funding, and promotion.
- Multi-Media and Instructional Computing Labs – students have access to fully supported computer labs with industry software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, and more. Software is updated regularly.
- Practica Program – students receive credit towards their degree for working alongside practicing professionals in various areas such as design, visual art, museums, and galleries. Students may also choose to work on one of several student publications for practicum credits.
- Department Leadership – opportunities exist for students to work as student leaders within the Department. Positions include printmaking assistant, design lab assistant, shop assistant, and studio assistant. Full-time faculty studios are on campus, giving students opportunities to engage with faculty artwork or assist or collaborate with faculty on projects.
- Job Opportunities – Art graduates have pursued graduate programs throughout North America and around the world. Many students go directly into art careers and use their creative gifts in a variety of art-related fields such as design, studio art, media production, art therapy, art history, art education, and church ministries. Trinity Western’s Art graduates often network with graduates from related areas such as music, theatre, and media to collaborate on projects involving music, media, art, and performance.
“I welcome you to explore SAMC’s website, our program, our students, and our faculty and to join us in this inquiring, generative, supportive and challenging community of creative.”
– Erica Grimm-Vance, Art + Design Department Chair.
Current Job Opening:
Trinity Western University Seeks Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Art + Design
Read more about the open position on our Jobs Postings Page.