The mission of the Department of Art and Design is to consistently give students a sound basis for visual literacy and appreciation, accomplishment in art making, and an understanding of historical context, and provide opportunities for community engagement and visibility. Through experiential learning and critical engagement, we foster understanding of and respect for the crucial contributions of art to society.
Augsburg’s program mobilizes students to interact in diverse environments inside and outside of the classroom.
Augsburg alumni around the world are using their positions in the creative community as platforms to respond to their calling and vocation.
"This design education helped me see that I'm not a producer—I'm a designer. A designer who is capable of more than just designing logos, but of helping change even a piece of our world through the visual stories we create."
Olivia House '20
"Augsburg helped me find out kind of what I really wanted to do, and I didn’t expect that. [Art and film] were just something that I fell into, and I found out how much I have a passion for, how much I love to use a camera…it hadn’t really clicked for me until I got here."