At Trinity Western University, we create culture.

Creativity drives culture. We are a community of professional artists, designers, scholars, and students who look at visual ways of creating. Within a variety of interdisciplinary historical, critical, and theoretical contexts, we explore how visual art and design practices can be used to create and critique culture. Our program empowers students to become creative leaders who are able to adapt and innovate in our rapidly changing world.


First Year: Visual Foundations

Second Year: Skills Mastery

Third Year: Integration of Theory and Practice

Fourth Year: Graduate Art Exhibition


As a student of Art + Design at TWU, you will receive one-on-one mentorship within a supportive and challenging creative community. You will be encouraged to take risks, think critically, and explore intersections between faith and art. Grounded within a liberal arts core, this program offers visual foundations, digital design, art history, theory, and studio practices such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and intermedia installations.


  • Exhibitions on and off-campus, including solo exhibitions for Honours students
  • Studio classrooms, digital design lab, and dedicated senior studio space
  • Practicum opportunities and campus media positions
  • Major, minor, concentration, and honours options
  • Travel studies to London and Paris
  • Instructors who are exhibiting and publishing professionals, exceptional educators, and committed Christians
  • Small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring
  • Dedicated on-campus gallery featuring work from students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists


TWU’s Art + Design alumni have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs across North America and around the world. Many graduates have gone directly into art and design careers, flourishing in diverse contexts such as art history, education, architecture, graphic design, marketing, faith-based ministries, and gallery administration.

Alumni Perspectives

“This is a program that has developed my abilities, grown my thinking, and opened my heart to embrace the place of the Artist in God’s kingdom, all while preparing me for graduate-level education. The professors are caring, inspiring, and invested in their students from day one until well after graduation.”
Caleb Spyksma (’19) UBC Architecture Graduate Student

What We Offer