Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, California 92107

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,300
Graduate Enrollment: 1,000

Art & Design Program
Students Enrolled: 120-125
Graduates per Year: 25-30

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Full-time FacultyPoint Loma Nazarene University
Karen Sangren, Ph.D. (Chair)
David Adey, M.F.A.
Lael Corbin, M.F.A.
Eugene Harris, M.A.
Courtney Mayer, M.F.A.
Jim Skalman, M.F.A.

Part-time Faculty
Christine Corbin, M.F.A.
Andrew Hunter, M.F.A.
Alexander Jarman, M.A.
Bill Kelly, M.F.A.
Alison Rossi, M.A.
Neil Shigley, B.F.A.
Joshua Tonies, M.F.A.
Scott Wyss, B.F.A.

Degree Offered
Bachelor of Arts

Art Education
Graphic Design
Visual/Studio Art

Art Education/Visual Art or Graphic Design; Art History; Advertising Design; Illustration; Editorial Design; Art/Design; Paint, Print, and Drawing; Sculpture and Installation; Photography; Video, Performance, and Film.

Art, Art History

Points of Distinction for our Art & Design Program

  • PLNU is one of twelve CCCU urban institutions located within close proximity to art galleries and world-class art museums.
  • The Visual Arts major includes a recognized Sculpture and Installation concentration.
  • Two newer concentrations are offered in 1) Art History and 2) Video, Performance and Interactive Media with the Communication Studies Department.
  • Outdoor workspaces for all art students enjoy close ocean views.
  • Professional artists, faculty, and visual art students exhibit artworks in Keller Fine Arts Gallery.
  • Art faculty members are practicing artists with exhibitions in respected local and national settings or engage in research.
  • Sixty-percent of art students major in graphic design, some receiving recognition by San Diego’s AIGA.
  • PLNU is one of two CCCU institutions offering an arts-oriented semester abroad program (Euroterm).
  • Community Arts Partnerships include: local schools, graphic design internships, Non-Western art history course offered with the Mingei International Art Museum, Balboa Park, drawing and painting classes offered at historic Liberty Station, San Diego’s former Naval Training Center.