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Department of Visual Arts

Called to Creativity

About the Visual Arts Department

It’s time to turn your passion into a career. Hone your skills and elevate your creativity in a program that appreciates the value and function of art in the 21st century. You’ll explore your abilities, discover how to use your craft to influence others for Christ, and begin your journey to true artistic mastery.

The visual arts department at Pensacola Christian College emphasizes traditional art and design principles, building a solid foundation for studio art or graphic design. Learn from gifted and accomplished artists with years of career experience and inspire others with your God-given artistic talent.

Together with other skilled art students, you’ll learn the power of technique combined with creativity and a meaningful message. And when you graduate, you’ll have an outstanding portfolio and be prepared for a successful career making realistic, beautiful art and design.

Visual Arts Graduate Programs

If you’re looking to expand your artistic portfolio and gain a deeper understanding of biblical issues in the art world, you can pursue either a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts—the highest postgraduate art degree. The master’s programs at PCC will deepen your visual communication skills and equip you to be a leader in your field. Start your visual arts master’s degree today!

Meet the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts
Dr. Amy Bombard

Dr. Amy Bombard

B.A., M.S., D.M.A.,
Pensacola Christian College
Doctoral Study: University of Iowa


The Division of Visual and Performing Arts comprises the visual arts and performing arts departments of Pensacola Christian College, both of which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Visual Arts Quick Facts

43+

ADDYs (American Advertising Awards) won
(2019–2021)

135

Hours spent building a senior visual arts portfolio

20+

Number of pieces in a visual arts major’s senior portfolio

700+

Art pieces submitted to the on-campus art contest annually

Mr. Greg Hewitt
Mr. Greg Hewitt B.S., M.F.A.,
Pensacola Christian College

A Word from the Chair of Visual Arts

When you join PCC’s visual arts department, you join a family of other creatives. Your instructors—award-winning artists and designers with years of experience—will teach you the principles and methods necessary to create work that stands above the rest. And your peers, each on an artistic journey similar to yours, will encourage you along the way.

No matter what skill level you begin with, your first classes will help you establish a firm foundation in traditional techniques. With the ability to create art with amazing accuracy, you can then creatively apply your expertise in drawing, painting, and design while branching out into further exploration of studio art, illustration, lettering, graphic design, typography, digital media, advertising, publication, and web design.

As you grow in knowledge and skills through your time in the program, you will join in the heritage of artists from PCC who are known for work that embodies the qualities of excellence. When you graduate, you will possess the training necessary to successfully enter your chosen career or ministry field, earning a living doing the work you love.

Mr. Greg Hewitt

Chair of Visual Arts Department

Visual Arts Department News

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ADDY Awards: Strong Showing for 2021

Several visual arts students were honored for their creative works during this year’s virtual ADDY Awards Gala.

Visual Arts Success Stories

Luke and Sarah Keller
Small Business Owners

Luke (Graphic Design ‘04) and Sarah (Studio Art ‘06) Keller are embracing the opportunity to bring “old-fashioned” printing methods back to clients. Watch how they use the artistic skills and Christian principles they learned at PCC to excel in both the printing field and life.

VPA Art Gallery

The PCC Louvre:

VPA Art Gallery

When you walk into the Visual and Performing Arts building, you may hear faint music and smell a hint of oil paint. But you’ll also enjoy viewing exhibits full of student work. The VPA gallery consists of the Upper and Lower galleries and allows you to be fully immersed in the stunning and diverse talent that embodies the visual arts program at PCC.

From watercolors to posters to oil paintings, you never know what to expect when visiting the VPA gallery. But what you can always count on is high-quality art that will leave you wanting more.

Visual Arts Department Verse

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

Visual Arts Department Verse

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8