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Department of Art and Graphic Design

The Department of Art and Graphic Design is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, offering future graphic designers and studio artists a rewarding program in a personal, supportive and collaborative environment. Our department is integrated within the College of the Pacific's distinctive liberal arts program, the historical hallmark of our university.

With small class sizes in the department, our faculty inform and inspire. Faculty members are able to provide individual mentorship, enriched by their own professional experience as artists and designers, that gives students the opportunity to grow as artists and designers.

We help students achieve intellectual and professional skill sets that enhance their ability to understand and contribute to the future through art and design. By performing a variety of outreach services both in the Stockton community and abroad, students also produce a legacy of community awareness and pride. Our students regularly accept graduate appointments and professional positions in their respective fields.


Dr. Craig Vierra with StudentsStudents use art to save ancient Chinese culture

Singing Hands, a fair trade artisan cooperative run by students and faculty at University of the Pacific, has launched an online store benefiting artists living in remote areas of China. Read the full story here >>


Our department programs are accredited by: The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

We offer the following undergraduate majors:
 Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts 
 Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts 
 Art, Bachelor of Arts
We also offer the following minors: 
Art History 
Graphic Design 
Studio Art

Are you are looking for a college where you can pursue a liberal arts education while studying studio art or graphic design? Do internships interest you or will prepare you for graduate studies? Does a more personal college atmosphere and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and students appeal to you? If the answers to these questions are yes, Pacific is an ideal place for you.

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