Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


The major goal of the Fine Arts Department at Loyola University Chicago is to enable students to develop and refine their modes of perception while expressing themselves in a variety of ways.

To accomplish this goal, the department offers instruction that examines an array of studio media from their multi-faceted historical and ethnic perspectives. The Department of Fine Arts prepares students to gain technical expertise which qualifies them to begin careers or to meet graduate school requirements.

Loyola Chicago offers a prime location for this study of fine arts. Its museums, concert halls, and libraries are a vast resource for academic study. And because this city constantly produces fresh examples of jazz, architecture, and public art, Loyola students gain vital access to the  living history and practice of the arts.

The Fine Arts program offers several majors: art history, ceramics and sculpture, drawing and painting, photography, and visual communication. Each student’s course of study is tailored through consultation with an advisor to his or her needs, capabilities, and professional goals. This  flexibility stresses individuality and allows students to broaden and enhance their professional experience.