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 faculty, Ken Curtis, to host free Photoshop workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2020 Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College will host a free workshop for all interested in learning Photoshop on Saturday, February 22, at 9 a.m. The workshop will be hosted by Assistant Professor of Art, Ken Curtis, in the A.V. Larson […]

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Peru State College Art Gallery hosts Loren Entz Art Showcase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2020 Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429   Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Art Gallery is hosting a new art show, “The Reason I’m Here.” The featured work was created by guest artist Loren Entz and will be on display until February 28. The Peru […]

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Reception held in Art Gallery for Meghan Flynn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2020 Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – On Monday, January 28, a reception for guest artist Meghan Flynn was held in the Peru State College Art Gallery. The Art Gallery is located in A.V. Larson on the Peru State campus. Flynn answered audience […]

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Peru State hosts fourth annual Art Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2019 Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Art Department hosted more than 130 aspiring high school artists on campus as part of the fourth annual Art Day. Art Day seeks to connect the region’s young artists with the faculty, current majors, […]

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