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

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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Three students featured in exhibition at Peru State’s Art Gallery

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State Art Gallery is currently featuring the Senior Art Exhibition of Anna McCord,  Gerald Focken, and Nathan Peoples. The full exhibition will be open through May 2, 2018. The Peru State Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. […]

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Peru State holds Second Annual Art Day on March 23

Peru Nebraska – On Friday March 23, Peru State College will be holding its second annual Art Day. The event will bring approximately 100 art students to campus. The event is for high school art students and their teachers. Workshops will be offered for students and teachers alike, with a teacher-led round table discussion focused […]

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Student exhibit at Peru State Art Gallery

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State opened the Spring 2018 Undergraduate Art Show on Wednesday. The exhibition will run through Thursday, March 22. The undergraduate students featured in the exhibition include: Dyan Alwin – Lincoln, NE Audrae Bates – Fairfax, MO Taylor Carlson – Omaha, NE Kaylee Gill – Homer, NE Sadie Howes – Denver, CO Victor […]

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