Visual Arts

Student Opportunities


BFA students are required to complete an internship. PUC students have interned in places sure as Dreamworks, American Zoetrope, AirBNB, Napa Arts Council, Disney, Adventist Health, Obey, RipCurl, & many more. 

Clubs, Honor Societies, and Activities

  • AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
  • Film Club
  • CAP (Collegiate Association of Photographers) 

The Visual Arts department coordinates major field trips for students. Past trips include the Sundance Film Festival, the SonScreen Film Festival, Apple, YouTube, & Pinterest headquarters. The department goes on quarterly trips to Bay Area museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Palace of Legion of Honor, the de Young Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the di Rosa preserve. The department also hosts numerous dinners and gatherings at faculty homes throughout the year. One of the highlights for the visual arts department is the annual visual arts retreat to the Albion Field Station on the Northern California Coast in Mendocino county. 

Student Employment

Students in the department are hired for positions as lab instructors in the areas of graphic design, film and television, photography, and fine art; gallery guards; and department of visual arts office workers.

Visual Arts Scholarships

Peter V. and Eleanor E. Wall Family Scholarship provides tuition assistance on a rotational basis to students in the departments of art, music, and communication with financial need and academic achievement.