The visual arts department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Mikael Jury, Beyond the Farmost, steel (detail)
Stephen Delatte, Untitled, mixed media on panel
foundation courses in drawing and design develop your ability to observe the world around you and respond with skill and sensitivity
Stephen Delatte, Untitled, graphite (detail)
studio courses in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking develop technical and aesthetic skills from beginning to advanced levels
Mikael Jury, Untitled, welded steel (detail)
at Belhaven we emphasize authentic artistic process: experiential learning and individual exploration rather than one-size-fits-all formulas
Andrea Thomasson, In Search of a Story Worth Telling (Fez), fired clay, paint (detail)
personal mentoring by professors and partnership with peers helps you refine your work and learn professional skills in a supportive Christian environment
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center
discover your artistic voice, develop your vision, and produce independent work for exhibition
Lee Cason, Untitled, fused glass (detail)
Discover your creative path as a visual arts major in our nationally accredited program ...
see - learn to observe the world around you and respond with skill and sensitivity
make - develop skills in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking
experience - engage in individual exploration and authentic artistic process
collaborate - cultivate Christian community and partnership with peers and professors
express - find your artistic voice and produce independent work for exhibition
Our state-of-the-art facilities and welcoming campus community foster artistic, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Our department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and has received recognition for our innovative Practicum program. Visit us in person and experience our vision for learning and making art from a Christian worldview.
Belhaven’s Visual Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Why is this important?
Knowing the Department of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) tells you that Belhaven University voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside visual arts experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education and may assist you in meeting eligibility requirements for state and federal financial aid and in pursuit of graduate education.
Visual Arts Department
Bob Pennebaker, Chair