Topnotch Faculty
At USF, you have the advantage of small class sizes with engaged professors who will give you a personalized education and expose you to a Christian environment centered on service.
The USF Advantage
Art majors have a wealth of opportunities to pursue beyond their coursework including lectures and demonstrations with visiting artists, gallery visits, service learning opportunities and a trip to Europe every two years to experience art and culture firsthand.
Our Students
Art major Leah Wensman '13 shares how her faith impacted her love for art.

Do you love creating and exploring different methods of visual communication? In the USF Art Department, you’ll receive a personalized education from caring faculty and develop the creative and professional skills needed for a variety of careers involving visual expression and creative synthesis. In addition, you will gain preparation in computer imaging, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography and printmaking.

As an Art major at USF, you have the ability to achieve the following:

  • Communicate clearly through understanding and conveying complex ideas and diverse points of view.
  • Expand awareness and understanding of visual communication through historical context.
  • Recognize the interrelatedness of Christian faith, service and visual arts.

Majors and Programs

With a degree in Art, you will be well-prepared to pursue an advanced degree or a wide range of professions.


With many art electives to choose from, you can be the architect of your degree.


With a small, supportive department, you get to know our professors on a personal level.


Of USF graduates, 97 percent find employment in their chosen field within six months of graduation.


While engaged in an internship - either on campus or within local businesses and organizations, we'll work with your professional aspirations.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Thanks to an aggressive scholarship program and a variety of financial aid opportunities, your costs for tuition and fees at the University of Sioux Falls may be even less than you would pay at a public university.