We believe that art is not only a means of self-expression but also a powerful tool for understanding the world around us. We strive to provide our undergraduate and graduate students with a comprehensive education in studio art and design while also integrating a Christian worldview into our curriculum. Our faculty members encourage students to explore their unique perspectives and experiences, while also challenging them to consider how their art can positively impact society. We believe that a commitment to excellence, creativity, and ethics is essential for success in the art world and beyond. The creative process fosters growth, change, and expansion of ideas, understanding, and potential.
Our students are at the heart of our undergraduate art and design program. They benefit from our close-knit and friendly community where they can grow and learn together. Our dedicated faculty members provide additional support, ensuring that our students feel comfortable and supported as they pursue their passions in the arts. The faith-based worldview at the University of Mobile encourages our students to create artworks and designs that reflects their values and beliefs, helping them to become well-rounded individuals with a deep understanding of the world around them.
Our alumni are an integral part of our programs and we take great pride in their accomplishments. We love to share the success stories of our talented graduates!
Vannie Bohlen (2019)
Art Director, Lewis Communications
Caroline Ennis (2016)
Instructor of Ceramics and Ceramics Lab Supervisor, University of West Florida
Heath Vester (2016)
Assistant Vice President of Creative Services, University of Mobile
April Livingston (2006)
Instructor of Art and Art History; Working Artist, Sculptor, and Scenic Design/Prop Maker
Currently located in Farmer Hall, the visual arts department includes dedicated spaces for graphic design, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. Our studio spaces include a Dickerson Combination Electric Printing Press, Poco Proof Letterpress, Pacifica Pottery Wheels, Paragon Electric Kilns, Ryonet Exposure Unit, Bluebird Pug Mill, and a variety of woodworking tools. Our design lab includes 16 iMac computers, Adobe Creative Cloud Software, Canon large format printer and Konica Minolta Laser printer.
A new visual arts building is coming soon! See our Visual Arts Building Project.
Marilyn Foley Art Gallery
The Marilyn Foley Art Gallery, housed in Ben May Hall, is host to frequent exhibitions by notable artists. Students get the chance to learn and ask questions of the artists during gallery talks and campus receptions. Our gallery also showcases the work of our students during their senior thesis exhibitions and our yearly student art show.