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

Peru State Art Gallery hosts two exhibits in January

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State’s sesquicentennial celebration continues this month by hosting two exhibits from the Museum of Nebraska Art – Kearney: Early Nebraska Women Artists  and Charles Guildner: Rural Schoolhouses. These exhibits are made available through the Museum of Nebraska Art’s ARTreach program and with support provided by a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council […]

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Ironhorse-Kent returns to Peru State to speak with College 101 students

Peru, Nebraska– Rueben Ironhorse-Kent spoke with Peru State students on Wednesday, November 15. Students from Dr. Bill Clemente’s College 101 classes attended Ironhorse-Kent’s presentation about his artwork. Ironhorse-Kent is a multi-faceted artist who works with writing, sculpting, and painting as well as making and playing flutes. He played for the student audience, using a Northern […]

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Billups, Naber featured in Senior Art Exhibition at Peru State Art Gallery

Peru, Nebraska– The Peru State Art Gallery is currently featuring the Senior Art Exhibition of Anna Naber and Katelyn Billups. The full exhibition will be open through December 12. The Peru State Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or […]

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Nebraska State College System Board names Anderson, Davis and Holtz to Peru State’s emeritus faculty

Wayne, Nebraska – Following a nomination process, recently retired Peru State professors, Ken Anderson, Spencer Davis and Dan Holtz were honored with emeritus faculty status by a vote of the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees. The nomination process began with faculty colleagues, but required the recommendation of both Dr. Dan Hanson and Chancellor […]

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