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

Moore artwork featured in Iowa, Nebraska.

Nebraska City, Nebraska – The artwork of Peru State’s Susan Moore was featured a number of local galleries in Nebraska and Iowa this summer. Moore also has work featured at the Winterset Arts Center in Winterset, Iowa. The show is called “Sweet Indulgences” and features some of her most recent oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. […]

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Assistant Professor of Art at Peru State College displays art show at the Warren Cultural Center

Greenfield, Iowa – Susan Moore, the Assistant Professor of Art at Peru State College, is opening an art show at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield, IA. The show will feature her realistic paintings of “yummy, decadent food.” The show runs until June 27. The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public Monday […]

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Mia King, Charles Kosmicki and Kylee Combs named winners at Peru State’s third Annual Art Day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – Mia King, Charles Kosmicki and Kylee Combs took home the top three prizes at Peru State Colleges third annual Art Day. The winners participated in a juried exhibition hung in the Peru State College Art Gallery. For the […]

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John and Bea Patterson Collection on display at Peru State College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – The John and Bea Patterson Collection is on display in the Peru State College Art Gallery throughout the summer. The Collection of fine art by Peru State College faculty and alumni includes the the works of many […]

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