Bachelor of Arts inCommunity Arts

Majoring in Community Arts involves the study of visual and performance art fields as well as sociology/social justice concepts. Whether you specialize in drawing, painting, theatre, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art, illustration or printmaking, you’ll learn how to use the arts to foster community development as you take 44 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Community Arts Curriculum Overview

In the Community Arts major, students are prepared to connect service in community with their interests in the arts. Students network with art professionals and build an awareness of contemporary trends in community art initiatives. Successful students have futures in a variety of art-centered careers or in graduate school. (See also the general information about the Department of Art and Design under the Art Studio major.)

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Keith Williams Department of Art Chairperson, Professor of Art and Art History

Keith's passion for art and for quality teaching has led him to do workshops across the United States, to jury ceramic exhibition and to exhibit his own work.

Cate Vermeland Term Faculty in Art

Cate has a passion for making art accessible to all and has created numerous Community Art activities on campus.

John DuFresne Term Faculty of Graphic Design Art

DuFresne brings 25 years of higher education experience in visual communications, including the development of award-winning design programs at two previous academic institutions.

Stephanie Hunder Professor of Art

Stephanie Hunder teaches printmaking and digital media at Concordia where she is Department Chair, Gallery Director and Professor of Art.

Career Potential

You’ll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, as you complete an internship with a non-profit arts organization. Because we design our community arts program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in the field of public arts.

  • Art Director
  • Art Professor
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Community Arts Organizer
  • Exhibitions Curator
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic/Web Design
  • Illustrator
  • Liturgical Artist
  • Photographer
  • Studio Artist
Student Success Stories Mindy Bolton ’14 - Community Arts

"I particularly enjoyed the art facilities at Concordia. Working in the gallery and studio spaces enhanced my experience as a student and artist."

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