The mission of the Peru State College Art Program is to prepare graduates who are capable and successful artists, designers, and teachers. The Art Program has three options available to students based upon their interest. The Teaching Option is for students seeking certification to teach art in public schools. The Fine Arts Option is for students who intend to continue on to graduate school, or find a career in the arts. The Graphic Design option is for students who would like to be a creative in the design industry.

What makes the program unique?

♦     Professional faculty who are leaders in their creative fields
♦     Three major tracks including: studio art, graphic design and art education
♦     Small class sizes provide one-on-one mentorship by art faculty
♦     Spacious studio spaces provide ample room for creative exploration
♦     Studio art and graphic design tracks provide for a broad range of traditional and digital skills in the visual arts including: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, print and web design, animation and illustration
♦     It’s only an hour’s drive to wonderful museums, galleries and a wide variety of cultural events in Omaha and Lincoln. Kansas City is just two hours south of campus

What sets faculty apart from other colleges?

♦     The faculty are experienced and actively engaged in their creative fields
♦     Professors and Deans work closely with students to provide individual advising guidance throughout their college career, later serving as career references

Facilities

♦     Design lab including: 20 iMacs, Adobe Creative Cloud software suite and a large format printer
♦     Ceramics lab featuring wheels, pug mill and kilns
♦     Sculpture studio featuring full wood and metal shop
♦     Spacious painting studio with excellent lighting

Art News

Power of Thought statue dedicated on Peru State campus

Peru, Nebraska – Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College gathered in the lobby of the V.F. Jindra Fine Arts Building to unveil and dedicate Victor Issa’s Power of Thought Statue.  The statue was installed on Thursday, October 26 and unveiled on Friday, October 27. Daryl and Peggy Long commissioned the statue and […]

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Media Advisory: October 28 Homecoming

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College has several great events this week including its Sesquicentennial Anniversary Homecoming on October 28. Homecoming is scheduled for the week of the historic first day of classes, October 24, 1867. On June 20, 1867, the fledgling state government of Nebraska named Peru, Nebraska, as the home of the state’s […]

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Power of Thought statue to be installed on Peru State campus

Peru, Nebraska– A new statue will be unveiled on the Peru State campus as part of Peru State’s 150th Anniversary Homecoming. The statue is part of the ‘Power of Thought’ series by Victor Issa and will be installed in the lobby of the V.F. Jindra Fine Arts building. According to Issa’s website, the Power of […]

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MONA exhibit, John Falter: Historical Illustrator and Jazz from Life, on display at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College is hosting an art exhibit of Falls City’s own John Falter in the A.V. Larson Art Gallery through the month of October. This exhibit, entitled John Falter: Historical Illustrator and Jazz from Life, has been delivered from the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) and is free and open to […]

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