If you’re interested in art and design, George Fox University is your place. We offer instruction in painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, design, digital art and many other media – all within a Christian college environment where distinguished professors know you by name.
As an art major at George Fox, you will get the chance to develop your artistic gifts and find a curriculum that cultivates that talent and prepares you for your chosen path – whether you plan to pursue a career as a practicing artist, designer or, after graduate work, as an educator at the secondary or college level. Choose from four concentrations – fashion design, graphic design, interior design or studio art – or opt for an interdisciplinary major that combines art with another field of study.
Do you have a passion for fashion? Learn how to design and make clothing and accessories worthy of the runway, use computer-aided design (CAD) programs, analyze the market and more.
From posters and logos to websites and ads, graphic designers know how to capture attention, communicate a message, and spark a response. Classes emphasize application over theory, and help you to develop a strong portfolio to launch your career. Watch a video
Interior designers know that our surroundings influence both our productivity and our relaxation. This concentration prepares students for careers in interior design, housing and home planning, kitchen and bath design, home furnishings and more.
Art majors concentrating in studio arts can specialize in painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, mixed media or printmaking. We also feature a ceramics and sculpture facility that allows students to explore pottery and various sculpture mediums. Seniors have the opportunity to set up their own studio space in the art annex, and there is access to an anagama kiln where students get to practice the ancient process of wood-firing ceramics. Our art major students also have opportunities to work with distinguished guest artists from the Northwest and around the country.
Request information about the art major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.
What we offer …
- Small classes
Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.
- Broad curriculum
Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.
- Faculty expertise
Each faculty member is a trained professional artist in his or her field of expertise, bringing wisdom and experience on both local and national scales. Our professors care about you as an individual and enjoy mentoring visual artists who value creativity, innovation, conviction, and historical perspective.
- Quality facilities
George Fox is home to two art galleries, the Roger and Mildred Minthorne Gallery and the Donald H. Lindgren Gallery, which host several shows each year.
- External outings
You’ll have access to the Portland Art Museum and numerous art galleries in the Portland area. Faculty members regularly take students to downtown Portland to explore the current art scene. Newberg is also home to regular art events, and a number of students have exhibited in local galleries.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges in study-abroad participation.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox highest among Christian colleges in the country.