Visual & Fine Arts Overview

The emergent trend in artistic professions is excellence across multiple disciplines. The bachelor of arts in Visual & Fine Arts positions our students to meet the demands of the professional needs of the art world. This multidisciplinary exploration of creativity is a synergistic fusion of analog and digital arts. You will immerse yourself in the business of visual artistry and discover the importance of these disciplines in the context of your faith and calling. The ultimate goal of the program is to produce highly employable, Christian leaders and entrepreneurs capable of vast, positive influence within the areas of the arts, entertainment, and media. Visit William Jessup University and experience this innovative multi-disciplinary approach to artistry.

Statement on the Nature and Purpose of the Arts

The nature and purpose of the arts at William Jessup University is to:

  1. Illuminate truth about the human condition
  2. Tell redemptive, transformative, and transportational stories, edifying and cautionary, that examine our relationship with God and one another
  3. Bring beauty into a fallen world
  4. Serve the world through sacrifice of one’s own talents toward the betterment of society and culture
  5. Create an authentic community of diverse individuals that join together for a common purpose
  6. Invest in imagination, hope, and healing through the power of creation and the creative spirit


  • A hands-on, multiple-disciplinary approach to education
  • Students will learn to integrate their faith and artistry and develop a personal mission statement
  • We provide basis business and entrepreneurial courses designed to teach students how to market themselves as a professional artist • Students will develop an innovative senior project or work in a professional artistic internship to strengthen their resume and prepare for a lifetime of employment in the arts
  • With our performance and gallery spaces, students will have many opportunities to perform, produce and display their works of art for public exposure
  • Jessup’s Visual & Fine Arts faculty are practicing professional artists with impressive backgrounds and committed to changing culture through the arts effectively preparing their students to succeed in their chosen profession
  • Christ-centered, faith-based courses
  • Personalized Advising
  • WASC Accredited

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Web Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Animation
  • Video Games Artist
  • Art critic
  • Creative Arts Pastor
  • Design Strategist
  • Visual Communications
  • Web Marketer
  • Gallery Curator
  • Exhibit Designer
  • And Many More
Featured Faculty
Lead Faculty of Creative Arts