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Art Department

Studying Art at North Park

The art department strives to provide the highest standard of artistic development in students through a range of specialized coursework, ample studio and internship experiences, and exposure to public engagements within the Chicago art scene. Under the mentorship of highly experienced art professors, students gain creative and professional experiences that prepare them for lives of significance and service.

Art Major

Choose from three concentrations within the Bachelor of Arts degree track.

Art Education

Prepare yourself for teaching art in public or private schools to educate the children of our future.

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Art Therapy

Be prepared to apply for a graduate degree in Art Therapy through our pre-professional track, which combines art and psychology courses.

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Non-major Participation

Non-art majors who have interest in art can enroll in any of the hands-on studio courses or take advantage of the general education options in drawing and art history. An art club led by students is another exciting platform where non-art majors can integrate with artists while participating in meaningful community art projects.

Art Scholarships

Promising art majors and non-art majors alike, are eligible for a limited number of Art Scholarships, offered in addition to other financial aid and are renewable for up to four years.

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Meet the Faculty

Nnenna Okore, an internationally acclaimed artist and Fulbright scholar, chairs the art department. In her courses—such as Three Dimensional Design, Sculptural Practices, and African Contemporary Art—Professor Okore urges students to apply everyday experiences towards thoughtful creative excellence.

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Locations & Facilities

The Art Department, which is housed in the iconic Wilson Hall, provides students with classroom and lab spaces including drawing and painting studios, printmaking and graphic design labs, and a wood shop. Students are offered workspaces within Wilson Hall and across campus. In addition, students can exhibit their works in Carlson Tower Gallery as well as other locations on campus.

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Gallery Events

Carlson Tower Gallery is home to an ever-changing array of exhibits featuring work by students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists. From painting and photography to sculpture and interactive installations, the possibilities are endless. Check out our upcoming event calendar or stop by the gallery to see for yourself!

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AKUKO UWA - NPU Art Faculty Exhibition
AKUKO UWA - Art Faculty Exhibition
AKUKO UWA - NPU Art Faculty Exhibition
AKUKO UWA - Art Faculty Exhibition
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AKUKO UWA - Art Faculty Exhibition
AKUKO UWA - NPU Art Faculty Exhibition
AKUKO UWA - Art Faculty Exhibition
Faith-Marie Zamblé - Senior Exhibition
Faith-Marie Zamblé - Senior Exhibition
Faith-Marie Zamblé - Senior Exhibition
Faith-Marie Zamblé - Senior Exhibition
Faith-Marie Zamblé - Senior Exhibition
Faith-Marie Zamblé - Senior Exhibition
Kathleen Brehmer - Senior Exhibition
Kathleen Brehmer - Senior Exhibition
Kathleen Brehmer - Senior Exhibition
Kathleen Brehmer - Senior Exhibition
Kathleen Brehmer - Senior Exhibition
Kathleen Brehmer - Senior Exhibition
Hana Feiter - Senior Exhibition
Hana Feiter - Senior Exhibition
Madeline Staurseth - Senior Exhibition
Madeline Staurseth - Senior Exhibition
Madeline Staurseth - Senior Exhibition
Madeline Staurseth - Senior Exhibition
Jeanette Habash - Senior Exhibition
Jeanette Habash - Senior Exhibition
Jeanette Habash - Senior Exhibition
Jeanette Habash - Senior Exhibition
Zoe Larson - Senior Exhibition
Zoe Larson - Senior Exhibition
Rosa Areli Mendez - Senior Exhibition
Rosa Areli Mendez - Senior Exhibition
Rosa Areli Mendez - Senior Exhibition
Rosa Areli Mendez - Senior Exhibition
Lovely Hernandez Garcia - Senior Exhibition
Lovely Hernandez Garcia - Senior Exhibition
Lovely Hernandez Garcia - Senior Exhibition
Lovely Hernandez Garcia - Senior Exhibition
Tatum Hendrickson - Senior Exhibition
Tatum Hendrickson - Senior Exhibition
Tatum Hendrickson - Senior Exhibition
Tatum Hendrickson - Senior Exhibition
Justin Judell Davis - Senior Exhibition
Justin Judell Davis - Senior Exhibition
Justin Judell Davis - Senior Exhibition
Justin Judell Davis - Senior Exhibition
Mia Larson - Senior Exhibition
Mia Larson - Senior Exhibition
Mia Larson - Senior Exhibition
Mia Larson - Senior Exhibition
Mia Larson - Senior Exhibition
Mia Larson - Senior Exhibition
Kayla Faust - Senior Exhibition
Kayla Faust - Senior Exhibition
Kayla Faust - Senior Exhibition
Kayla Faust - Senior Exhibition
Kayla Faust - Senior Exhibition
Kayla Faust - Senior Exhibition

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