Art + Design


In TWU’s Art + Design program, you’ll discover, explore, and hone the potency of visual language. You’ll find new ways to interpret, challenge, and love your world through a Christian lens.

Creativity drives culture. We are a community of professional artists, designers, scholars, and students who look at visual ways of creating. Within a variety of interdisciplinary historical, critical, and theoretical contexts, we explore how visual art and design practices can be used to create and critique culture. Our program empowers students to become creative leaders who are able to adapt and innovate in our rapidly changing world. 

As a student of Art + Design at TWU, you will receive one-on-one mentorship within a supportive and challenging creative community. You will be encouraged to take risks, think critically, and explore intersections between faith and art. Grounded within a liberal arts core, this program offers visual foundations, digital design, art history, theory, and studio practices such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and intermedia installations. 



Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor, Concentration

Alumni Perspective

"This is a program that has developed my abilities, grown my thinking, and opened my heart to embrace the place of the artist in God’s kingdom, all while preparing me for graduate-level education. The professors are caring, inspiring, and invested in their students from day one until well after graduation."

- Caleb Spyksma (’19)  |  UBC Architecture Graduate Student

Careers in Art & Design

There has never been a better time to be a creative professional! The programs and courses in Art + Design equip you with the valuable creative skills necessary to launch into a wide range of fulfilling creative careers. Some careers require additional credentialing and graduate degrees. For this reason, Art + Design alumni have been accepted into graduate programs throughout North America and around the world.

Our alumni have used our program as the foundation for a wide range of creative careers in areas such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Illustration
  • Contemporary Art
  • Photography
  • Museum & Gallery Administration and Curation
  • Art History
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Animation
  • Media Production