Students in Concordia University-Portland's visual arts program may participate in hands-on art courses in addition to courses in Art in the Christian Church, Buying into Art (a unique twist on art appreciation), and Art and Culture. Art studios, including drawing, painting, ceramics, calligraphy, and stained glass provide students with practical ways to express themselves. Students are challenged to develop creative solutions in each of the media, and many advance in skills with personal projects. Some students, for example, have created a sequence of works on the potter's wheel in ceramics, while others have developed unique and challenging stained glass designs to construct a beautiful finished window design. Students majoring in Education with a Secondary Art Endorsement, will take 30+ course credits in art to fulfill their degree requirements.
Quality craftsmanship and good imagination appear in many student art works exhibited during the year in the new art display cabinets in Luther Hall.