Mission & Philosophy

At Biola University the art professors are committed to training students so they are equipped with the aesthetic, technical and conceptual skills necessary for success in contemporary society. The University’s location in the midst of Los Angeles, an international melting pot of ideas, images and realities, makes it a wonderful place to learn about and respond to contemporary visual arts culture—its social, political, philosophical and spiritual concerns.

Art students at Biola are trained academically and spiritually to become servant-leaders, who as artists and designers, understand the complexity of the world in which they live.

The Department of Art creates an academic environment that thrives on the interrelationship of biblical Christianity and artistic practice. It offers students a professional visual arts program with a rigorous curriculum that reflects a strong liberal arts emphasis and a solid Christian worldview.