Find your voice.
Learn to see the world more thoughtfully, thoroughly, and from different perspectives as you develop your art and shape the cultural landscape of your community and the world.
The department of visual arts takes students on quarterly trips to museums in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as tours of companies such as YouTube and Pinterest, field trips to historic design spots such as the Eames Ranch and M&H Type, as well as longer trips to events such as Sundance Film Festival.
Visual Arts grads have gone on to work with many prestigious companies, such as Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Apple, Netflix, Lucasfilm, Airbnb, and Martha Stewart Living. There are also many alumni working for large ministries like 3ABN, Amazing Facts, and Maranatha Volunteers International, and, of course, Pacific Union College.
The department of visual art fosters a feeling of community that is hard to find in other places. The professors show genuine interest in your life and your work, and will go the extra mile to help you grow. All of our professors are extremely knowledgeable as well, and my classes have helped me learn key skills for my career. PUC is the obvious choice for visual arts within the Adventist school community, because of the quality of work I’ve seen from students and alumni, as well as the department's commitment to excellence. I knew I wanted to learn my design trade the right way and that’s why I chose PUC.
- Caleb Pudewell
December 11, 2019
Pacific Union College’s department of visual arts has been accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), the primary accrediting body for all top art and design schools in the country.