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…where art isn’t about art, art is about life.


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Art and Purpose

Explore your art style

A major in studio art at Beloit offers a conceptual and process-oriented approach to the visual arts through a variety of mediums. Students are challenged by art faculty to grow and develop their personal style as an artist through an emphasis on craft, skills, conceptual thinking and an understanding of an art historical context for their work.

Have your work seen

We offer a robust visiting artist program that routinely brings in professional artists to work with students. Opportunities about for art majors to feature their work in the student-run gallery, Gallery ABBA. Senior studio art majors are all given their own studio to develop a major exhibition for the Wright Museum of Art during the student’s final semester.

Zöe Koenig’18 rehearses for a Beloit College dance trip to Newfoundland. After Beloit, Zöe has continued dancing professionally.

Navigating careers in the arts

Led by recent alumni in art, dance, media studies, music, and theatre, students and alumni got together in a Career Accelerator session to discuss strategies

John Dolan

Acclaimed photographer John Dolan’82 captures Biden’s granddaughter’s wedding

John Dolan’82, the pioneer of contemporary wedding photography, was behind the camera for President Joe Biden’s granddaughter’s recent nuptials on the White House lawn. Dolan’s book


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