At Trinity, we put the art (and design) in liberal arts. Here, you will create art and design in the context of a Christian liberal arts curriculum, learning and exchanging ideas with professors and students in a variety of disciplines. As you focus on your major, you will also broaden your knowledge of theology, history, literature, and science, equipping you to understand culture and communicate knowledgeably in it.
We believe that God’s gift of vision is neither incidental nor neutral. Vision shapes and is shaped by our understanding of the world. In Western culture, visual imagery has once again become a primary medium for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of its values. From paintings and photographs to Instagram and Snapchat, this trend is intensifying. Developing and redeeming this visual discussion is the essence of both a Reformed worldview and the art department’s area of responsibility in the College’s mission. The art department sees its scholarship and teaching as two means to the same end--that is, participating in the public square through the venues provided in fine art and design in order to unfold visual experience and influence the culture toward God’s gentle rule.