students viewing artwork in the gallery

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


◆     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