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Visual Studies

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Minor in

Visual Studies

Visual studies at Linfield offers instruction and critical feedback that fosters the ability to think imaginatively, independently and in community – essential skills for future study or a career in the visual arts.

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As a visual studies minor

You might take:

Introduction to Visual Studies

Interpret imagery and meaning in cultural contexts throughout history, including advertising and propaganda. (ARTS 110)

Modern Art: 1874-1956

The development of visual arts from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. (ARTS 310)

History of Video and Digital Art

The development of video, digital and electronic art from the beginnings of video art to current trends in digital art. (ARTS 314)

Studying visual arts at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • Show your artwork in a Linfield Art Gallery student exhibit. 

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  • Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Student employment opportunities are also available in various departments across campus.

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  • Join the Art Club or Wildcat Productions, both student-led clubs on campus, with visual media roles.

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  • 24/7 access to the art studios for making art on your schedule.

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A visual studies minor pairs well with a major in:

  • Studio art
  • Digital art
  • History
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Journalism and media studies
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Marketing

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art by Professor Winkenweder
Brian Winkenweder
Department Chair and Professor
Miller Fine Arts Center