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 College’s Art Gallery hosts “Sugar Coated” by Professor Susan Moore

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Art Gallery is hosting a new art show titled “Sugar Coated”.  The featured work was created by Susan Moore, Peru State assistant professor of art, and will be on display until Oct. 26th. The Peru State Gallery’s hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Moore […]

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Peru State College hosts Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College is hosting to Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection. The Collection is on display Peru State Art Gallery in the AV Larson building from September 3 to September 28, 2018. The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by […]

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Nine new faculty at Peru State for fall

Peru, Nebraska – Nine new faculty members will join the Peru State College campus for the fall semester. Faculty are hired through a rigorous recruitment and application process culminating in on-campus interviews with other faculty, staff and students. Dr. Susan Dunekacke joins Peru State as an Assistant Professor of English. She has been an adjunct faculty […]

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Nebraska artist Jay Tschetter sculpts murals for Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska – June saw the completion of the new brick sculpture mural on the western facade of the College Theatre.  The College Theatre and event space is being renovated into a performing arts center. The work was completed by Jay Tschetter of Images in Bricks. Tschetter’s work includes the Iron Horse Legacy Mural in […]

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