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What You'll Study

The Art Department encourages students to bring the whole of their spiritual, creative, and intellectual experience to the learning process.

Gonzaga’s Art Department allows students to investigate a variety of visual experiences through a study of both the studio arts and art history. In studio art courses students explore the creative processes involved in producing original works of art. These courses include the areas of ceramics, design, photography, creative film making, drawing, painting, and printmaking. They are designed to encourage creativity and innovation and emphasize developing the fundamentals of each artistic medium. Art appreciation and art history courses emphasize the role of the artist in society and help students develop a greater sense of the importance of art’s cultural context.

Faculty Highlight

Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, M.F.A.

Interested in Printmaking? Meet the Assistant Professor of Printmaking and discover his recent collaboration with GU Law School to commemorate Carl Maxey.


Distinctive Opportunities

Gonzaga University Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy

In Florence, students may work in one or more studio areas of drawing, design, sculpture, and painting. Students in Florence also have access to additional classes in art history. Art becomes a living study as students explore the artwork and techniques of the Italian Renaissance. Gonzaga students may also take art history courses in nearly all of the other study abroad programs available to them.

Creative Development and Experiences Outside the Classroom

Below is a list of activities and projects that art students have recently completed or participated in:

  • Completion of murals for non-profit community organizations
  • Creation of ceramic bowls for the annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
  • Demonstration of various printmaking techniques for the general public at the Spokane Print Fest
  • Development of an art history app focused on women artists and artists of color
  • Display of their work and/or internships at local art galleries

Gonzaga Senior Stories

Parlays Passions for Psychology, Art & Technology
Filmon Abraham 2019 Alumni

What Can I do With an Art Degree?

Students have been accepted at major graduate programs throughout the United States. As a result of their education in the Art Department at Gonzaga, a large number of former students work as individual artists, teach at colleges and universities, work in galleries and museums, and work in applied art fields.

Student Art Work

We offer students the opportunity to explore the varieties of visual experience through the graphic and plastic arts.

Art Department Newsletter

Inside the Art Department newsletter, you will find an abundance of exciting and inspiring news about student, faculty, and alumni activities.

Kreielsheimer Visiting Artists

Since 1988, the Art Department has hosted national and international visiting artists to work and teach at the University.

Want to connect with the Art Department?

502 E. Boone Ave., AD Box 3
Spokane, WA