Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Incoming Students


Welcome incoming Fine Arts students! We have compiled a number of resources which you may find helpful as you navigate the process of settling in to your new art home at Loyola. Feel free to browse the items below and download our Fine Arts Orientation Flyer.




To best advise our students, each area is overseen by a lead faculty that will work directly with our majors and minors. For more information on a particular program, please contact the following faculty:

Visual Communication
Assistant Professor Kelli Evans: kevans8@luc.edu

Art History
Professor Paula Wisotzki: pwisots@luc.edu

Studio Art: Drawing, Painting & Printmaking
Email: dfpa@luc.edu 

Studio Art: Sculpure & Ceramics
Associate Professor Matt Groves: mgroves1@luc.edu

Studio Art: Photography
Assistant Professor Noritaka Minami: nminami@luc.edu

Student Opportunities

  • All students are invited to submit work to the annual Student Juried Exhibition including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, color theory, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, performance, video, installation, sound work, and any combination thereof. All entries are original works of the student and have been completed in the last year. Awards will be announced during the opening reception. Click here for more information.

  • There are also a variety of internship opportunities available. Click here for more information about internships.

  • Interested in attending performances throughout the season? Click here for events and tickets.

Student Juried Show, 2020


Ralph Arnold Gallery

The Ralph Arnold Gallery is part of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola. It is named after Ralph Arnold (1928-2006), former Chicago artist and chairman of Loyola's Fine Arts department and its goal is to foster conversations about contemporary art between local artists, students, and the community at large. The gallery presents exhibitions featuring work by Loyola students, as well as local and national artists throughout the academic year. Visit the gallery website for more information about upcoming exhibitions and programs.

Past Tense (installation view)

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) 

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion strives to be the preeminent Ignatian model of social justice education and multicultural student success. Through facilitating intentional reflection of the intersections of identities and critical social analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, CDI seeks to enhance the experience of all members of the Loyola community by cultivating culturally competent agents of social change.

‌The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s co-curricular programs and initiatives intend to complement the academic rigor provided by Loyola University Chicago. Students engaged in CDI programs and initiatives will develop a skill-set aimed at fostering social justice awareness, cultural competency, and ally development.

Programs and Initiatives

LGBTQIA Initiatives

Mentorship Programs

Undocumented Student Programs (USP)

Social Justice Education & Practice

Scholar Transition and Enrichment Program (STEP)

Ramblers Analyzing Ideas


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Students in the Sculpture Studio


  • Make sure to visit the Fine Arts program if you would like to learn more about our program and facilities. Note that this is a private tour, separate from the general campus tour. Please be sure to indicate your area(s) of interest: Art History; Sculpture & Ceramics; Drawing, Painting & Printmaking; Photography; or Visual Communication.

  • Pick up your required supplies and equipment for Fine Arts classes. Required supplies vary depending on the class and professor. Click here for more information.

  • Remember to register for Orientation this summer! Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO) for first-year students is a summer-long online experience comprised of a variety of opportunities to introduce you to academic and student life at Loyola.