Art department

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Art department

The art department seeks to prepare its majors for elementary, secondary and supervisory teaching positions and for graduate study leading to professional careers in art and design. Bluffton art graduates are currently working as elementary and secondary school art teachers, college professors, arts administrators, design artists for publications, freelance artists, silk screen printers, interior designers and production craftspersons.


* The art major can be completed in 3 years.



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Gallery exhibition

The Art of Fiber exhibitTHE ART OF FIBER
Fiberforum group exhibition
Aug. 24-Sept. 25, 2015
Current gallery exhibition>>>


Art Scholarship


Bluffton offers three $1,000 art scholarships to promising and talented first-year students. A portfolio of artwork is required for art scholarship consideration. DEADLINE FOR PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION IS FEB. 27, 2015.


Sauder Visual Arts Center in the spring

The Bluffton art department is located on an attractive site overlooking Riley Creek in the Sauder Visual Arts Center, a facility that provides state-of-the-art studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.