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Art Major and Minor

The Seaver College art department at Pepperdine University offers a bachelor of arts degree in art, as well as minors in art and multimedia design. We also provide students the option of earning a secondary teaching credential in art through additional electives.

Art Degree

Our studio art curriculum is designed to foster our art majors' creative ability and art appreciation. There are many opportunities for creative artists and scholars, including careers as art teachers, professional artists, animators, craftspersons, and designers. Some of these fields require advanced training beyond the undergraduate art degree.


Art Minors

Art Minor (20 Units)

Our art minor encourages students who love painting, sculpting, and digital arts to move into the studio to create art. Highly marketable, our art minor pairs well with any major at Pepperdine and demonstrates that a student is well rounded and can think outside of the box.

Multimedia Design Minor (23 - 24 Units)

Our multimedia design minor emphasizes advanced work in graphic design and multimedia production, including web page construction and evaluation.

What Fine Arts Division Grads Are Doing

Data collected from the 2022 class within six months of graduation.



Employed Full-Time or Part-Time


Admitted to Graduate School


Total Settled Graduates

Student Opportunities


Art Club

The Art Club is an active, student led group made up of art majors and non-art majors alike. Every year the club puts on numerous events including a student art exhibition in the fall.


Service Learning in Art

As part of their coursework, students work with special needs teenagers from local schools to mentor a group of high school students while fostering an appreciation of studio art. Service projects provide valuable opportunities for students to apply their knowledge of art while engaging and collaborating with our community.


Seaver students in Florence

Recommended International Study

Complete your fine arts requirement and obtain valuable experience for your art and art history major while taking courses in Florence through our partnership with Studio Art Centers International (SACI).

Why Study Art at Pepperdine

Pepperdine Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States. We are a Christian university where students grow in knowledge and character. As a liberal arts institution, we focus on providing rich opportunities for intellectual and spiritual exploration for students with a diverse community.



Located in Malibu, CA


10:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Florence Summer Art Program


1 Mobile Art Gallery

Art Student Testimonial


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Fine Arts Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: CAC 200


Fine Arts Recruitment Office
FA Recruitment Office: MB 301

Bradley Griffin
Divisional Dean & Professor I of Theatre

Ty Pownall
Program Coordinator

Danah H. Sanders
Office Manager

Bronson Somerville
Academic Support Resources Specialist (ASRS)

Christopher Jerabek
Administrative Assistant Recruiting