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Department of Art + Design

The Department of Art + Design is grounded in a philosophy of turning artistic talent into career success. The foundational art curriculum (taken by all art majors) helps students develop the visual, conceptual and technical skills essential for success in a professional art career. Our goal is for students to affect positive change on the world around them through work as arts educators, therapists, and visual communicators. 

Exceptional classroom engagement is a hallmark of an Avila education. All Art + Design faculty are creative professionals with experience as educators, designers, and studio artists. A low faculty-to-student ratio (average class size of 12) means that students receive individualized instruction and have a one-on-one relationship with the faculty.

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