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The College of St. Scholastica

You already have the gift — St. Scholastica’s art major and minor will help you take it to the next level. If you’re truly passionate about creating art and reflecting on its importance in today’s world, this is the program for you.

Your professors will include Sarah Brokke Erickson and Paul LaJeunesse, internationally exhibited and published visual artists. They’ll help you develop your own unique voice as an artist.

You’ll be able to choose from five concentrations: painting/drawing, photography, film/new media, design and studio art. Courses will include a class specifically designed to help you become successful in an art-based career.

Alumni have gone on to pursue graduate studies or work in architecture, education, art therapy, the fine arts and more.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details


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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.




While internships are not mandatory, students are encouraged to seek them. Students have interned at regional arts councils, galleries, museums and advertising agencies.

Career Outlook

Students who majored in art have gone on to work in a variety of professions, including architecture, education, art therapy, graphic design and the fine arts. Others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees. As part of the curriculum, students take a course specifically designed to being successful in an art-based career, ART 4444: Professional Practices.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.