It's your time to Create 

student paintingWe are dedicated to the preparation of students for the roles of artists, art historians, visual arts and administrators, and we build in non-art majors an appreciation for the value of creative problem solving and the rich interchange of images and ideas that happen between art and other areas of life.

Different Art majors can expect to gain an adequate knowledge of the history of art, ancient to the present and also learn to present their art and ideas professionally, including mounting of their B.F.A. thesis exhibit, digital portfolio preparation, resume writing, and discussion of the ideas, images, and processes in their own art.



Explore Art at AQ

Career Preparation based on leadership

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Student Research


Check out the current and past research that Aquinas students do with faculty to further the world's knowledge.Read More about Student Research


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There are many opportunities for AQ Art majors to take internships within their own interests.

Paris Study Abroad

Study Abroad

With the many study abroad opportunities at AQ there are many chances for the Art department to plan special opportunities.

Grace Hauenstein Library Art Gallery and Study Space

Exhibitions and Events


Here's a look at the current and upcoming art exhibits that happen across the Aquinas campus.See the event calendar





Ceramic artist

Digital artist

Fiber artist

Fine-art painter

Furniture maker

Glass artist


Jewelry artist

Medical and scientific illustrator

Public artist



Sketch artist

Tattoo artist

Video artist

Learn More: What Can I Do With This Major?


Quick Facts: Craft and Fine Artists

2022 Median Pay

$53,140 per year
$25.55 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education How to Become a Craft and Fine Artist
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2022 54,600
Job Outlook, 2022-32 4% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2022-32 2,400

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Graduate Outcomes

Aquinas wants to ensure every students leaves with valuable skills and knowledge about their major.

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Alumni Profiles

AQ grads are thankful for the small class sizes that allow them to form personal relationships with professors.