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​​The Art Department at CUI offers a rich artistic environment where you can develop into artists and designers versed in core foundational art skills, prepared for employment and leadership in a variety of artistic professions. Engaging faculty emphasize artistic excellence, creative expression, and lifelong learning. Visiting artists’ exhibitions and lectures inspire students to understand the role of the professional artists in the contemporary art world.

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Visual Arts Spotlight

  • Sarah Dubbeldam

    Sarah Dubbeldam

    "Concordia was so formative to me and really positive. I was grateful to be there and wanted to get everything I could out of it."

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  • Christina Vogt

    Christina Vogt

    "My experience at CUI was one that I’ll never forget...There’s something about the people at Concordia that’s genuinely kind and empathetic."

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  • Rio Nakasone

    Rio Nakasone

    Rio Nakasone '17 was born and raised in Japan by fashion designers who owned a chain of women’s clothing stores. At CUI, he gained the skills to become a graphic designer for a hot brand back in Tokyo. More important, he learned the art of effective communication.

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  • Laura Meredith

    Laura Meredith

    "The art education that I received at CUI has been crucial to my success thus far. I am so thankful that Concordia gave me the foundation I needed to pursue my dreams of working in animation and living abroad."

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The Aerie

The Aerie is an annual journal which showcases work being done in creative writing and art by Concordia University Irvine students, alumni, faculty and staff. In addition, it provides students from both the English and Art departments a hands-on experience working collaboratively to produce a quality literary and arts journal. Students are involved in every aspect of the production from the call for submissions, to the selection of creative work and the design of the journal. The publication of The Aerie is made possible with funding from the Office of the Provost.

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If you're interested in learning more about Concordia's undergraduate degrees and academic programs in the Arts, please submit the following information, and an admissions counselor will contact you.

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