Why Art + Design?

Discover, explore, and hone the potency of visual language in TWU’s Art + Design program.

Why Art + Design?

Discover, explore, and hone the potency of visual language in TWU’s Art + Design program.

The visual was our first language. It reaches beyond borders. Visual expression is as crucial to shaping our identity as it is to fueling the economy. Art starts conversations and teaches us about life and what it means to be human. In creating art, we connect with the God who created us. Creativity demands our whole being—mind, body, and soul.

The SAMC Art + Design program is grounded in a robust liberal arts core. Balancing theory with hands-on studio time, offsite visits, and vocational placements, our program explores how art and design show up in the world and how they transform culture. Every day, our students engage with culture, critique it, create it, and openly explore the intersections between faith and art. Learning within a tight-knit community, our students receive one-on-one mentorship throughout the creative process to produce work that is bold and inspired—from inspiration to installation. Whether your interest lies in painting, drawing, photography, digital design… discover your unique voice here as an artist and innovator.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Art Facilities

Our facilities include, wet and dry studios, a wood shop, printmaking studio and computer labs with industry software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash and more.

Careers in Art + Design
Female student painting

Our alumni have pursued graduate programs throughout North America and around the world. Many students establish art careers in:

  • Design
  • Studio art
  • Media production
  • Art therapy
  • Art history
  • Art education
  • Church ministries.

Faculty Profiles

Alysha Creighton

Alysha Creighton, MFA

Instructor in Art + Design

Laurel Gasque, MEd

Instructor in Art + Design

Erica Grimm, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Art + Design
Joshua Hale

Joshua Hale, MFA

Assistant Professor of Art + Design

Russell Leng, MFA

Instructor in Art + Design

Helma Sawatzky, Ph.D. (cand.)

Instructor in Art + Design