2024-2025 Undergraduate General Catalog


The Art Department works within the guidelines of the National Standards for Visual Art to develop the visual awareness of all people of the Augustana community. The members of the Department believe that visual awareness increases human awareness which in turn contributes indispensably to the development of a reasoning and imaginative human being. Through studying the history of art and the art of other cultures, manipulating structures of design while working in the various studios and critically analyzing works of art, students become more aware of how art functions in the greater community. The program stresses foundations in drawing and design as a basis for all art-making processes. Students work with staff of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery curating exhibits and working with the permanent collection. Graduates enter a wide variety of art related occupations.