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Welcome to the Department of Visual Arts


Department of Visual Arts Office
(209) 946-2241
Merrill Schleier, Ph.D.
Department Chair
College of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

 Congratulations to Our Outstanding 2014 Graduates!
 Morgan Andre and Dana Shiroma
 See Student Achievements page for more details


"Whether your interests lie in photography, graphic design, fine arts or art history, you will not find better instructors than the art department professors at Pacific. They are passionate about their areas of expertise and they let you know that your education is a priority."
Kirsten Halterman
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Art History Minor, 2006
M.F.A. Parsons School of Design, 2010

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 perhaps preparing for graduate studies? Do a more personal college atmosphere and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and students appeal to you? If the answer to these questions is yes, Pacific is an ideal place for you.

The Department of Visual Arts is committed to excellence in undergraduate education for future graphic designers and studio artists. Our department is integrated within the College of the Pacific’s distinctive liberal arts program, the historical hallmark of our university. Our faculty members inform and inspire; their teaching expertise is enriched by their professional experience 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. Our students regularly accept graduate appointments and entry-level positions in their respective fields.

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

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