Department of Art & Design

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Welcome to the Department of Art & Design

Why Study Art

The department offers a variety of degree options that prepares students to participate in one of the many facets of the art world. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, art majors also take courses in disciplines other than art, and non-majors are welcome in all art classes.

Why Study Art at Fort Lewis College

In the Department of Art & Design, your curriculum will prepare you to be an active and successful artist -- however you want to define success -- in fields including art history, ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and web design.

With the guidance of mentoring faculty who are active artists themselves, you will build skills, explore concepts, employ current technologies, learn safe studio practices, and hone your professionalism. You will also grow an understanding of the power of art to reflect and shape the larger socio-cultural world.

Our small classes encourage the hands-on exchange of ideas, and collaborative projects create close working relationships with professors and other students, which together forge our uniquely tight-knit department.

And you'll be sharing your work with our vibrant campus and local art and design communities through frequent shows and displays in our two public art galleries in the spacious and naturally-lit Art Building, which also houses ten studio/classrooms and several specialty studios.

Academic Majors and Minors in Art & Design