The mission of the art program is to apply a course of study in the visual arts that supports, integrates, and contributes to the mission of Bethel College.
The program affirms and nurtures the creative spirit of each individual while providing the knowledge and the structural vehicles fundamental to promoting an appreciation and understanding of art as a discipline and of its contributions to the culture and history of humanity. Each person is encouraged to develop a unique vision and to come to a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse responses and contributions of others. Students will explore how and why they work creatively as well as develop appreciation for art in a historical context. Students further learn to foster their relationship with God through the process of creation.