Creative community

FLC art & design department student paintingStudy art where there’s a place for you, where critique is collaboration rather than competition. Find your own voice while helping other artists to find theirs. Our programs foster a sense of community and broaden your creative vision with a breadth of courses across the liberal arts core curriculum. Working in small classes with mentorship from dedicated faculty sets you up for success beyond school.

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The majors

If you're interested in a career as an artist, consider a major in Communication Design (graphic design) or Studio Art. You'll get mentorship, instruction, and plenty of experience in excellent facilities.

Communication Design major

Learn the theory and practice your execution of graphic design. You’ll learn about layout, typography, color, and the essentials of visual communication. Internship opportunities and faculty guidance set you up to launch your career as a graphic designer.

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Studio Art major

Build a foundation in visual arts that supports a career as a professional artist. You’ll study painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking, and develop a portfolio in the media that call to you. The mentorship and guidance our faculty offer will help you develop your skills, all while working in some of the finest facilities of any art program.

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Communication Design minor

Present with impact. Whether you’re proposing an idea for a new business or communicating your research findings, learning the fundamentals of visual communication allows you to take your presentation from informative to powerful. A minor in Communication Design supports a wide range of disciplines.

Studio Art minor

Try your hand in a medley of media, or deep dive into your chosen mode of expression. Whether you’re interested in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, or printmaking, a Studio Art minor provides an outlet for your creative side while you pursue your major.

Art History minor

Understand visual communication at a big picture level. How do we as humans, across cultures, express ourselves, communicate ideas, and shape our world visually? This is a great complement to any major and provides an essential foundation for many careers.

Study abroad

Be with major works of art in their context. Study the history, politics, and culture that gave birth to these creations and attached meaning to them. Visit museums and cities to see the original works that have shaped subsequent generations of artists.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Study Abroad (ART 390) is cancelled for 2021. More information to follow.

Building designed by Antoni Gaudi, visited by FLC's art & design department trip to Spain

Campus galleries

The FLC Art Gallery hosts exhibits from national, regional, and local artists. The range of artistic expression, media, geographic orientation, and purpose offer students unique learning and research opportunities.

Student work

The Exit Gallery showcases student work in individual and group exhibits. Students learn how to create exhibits and have the opportunity to graduate with experience showing their own original work.


Drawing by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, featured in an Art & Design Department Art Gallery show