Set in a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its commitment to service-learning, intentional diversity, experiential education, and the exploration of vocation.
Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, and is shaped by its urban and global settings.
The Augsburg curriculum combines liberal arts, major coursework, and signature courses to prepare students to be leaders and stewards in our ever-changing world.
Art at Augsburg
The Art Department’s mission is to consistently give students a sound basis for visual literacy and appreciation, accomplishment in art making, an understanding of historical context, and opportunities for community engagement and visibility.
At Augsburg College, inspiration and creativity grow from the diversity of ideas of a small campus in the heart of a major metropolitan area. A solid foundation of drawing, design, and history is balanced with the development of technical skills, critical thinking, and creative exploration in a range of media.
On-campus galleries showcase the work of students and professional artists. Small class sizes and an innovative faculty support creative curriculum in disciplines like drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, hand papermaking, book arts, architecture, and digital media.
Galleries and museums surround us—art club, studio visits, and guest artists provide art in real time; service learning, internships, and study abroad are integral to our program. Art majors at Augsburg:
- Studio Art
- Art History
- Graphic Design (certificate)
- Art (certificate)
Music at Augsburg
The Music Department at Augsburg College offers professional music training in the context of a liberal arts curriculum through three degrees and five music majors. Students receive a solid foundation of music history and repertoire, music theory and aural skills, and numerous performance opportunities. We also offer a variety of music courses and ensemble experiences that are available to both music and non-music majors.
Augsburg’s location in the heart of a major artistic center makes it an ideal place to study music. Music faculty seek and encourage opportunities that connect the campus and the greater arts communities including internships, community performances, music therapy practica, community-based learning projects, required off-campus performance and concert attendance assignments, or travel and study within and outside the United States. Music majors at Augsburg:
- Music Business
- Music Education
- Music Performance
- Music Therapy
Theater Arts at Augsburg
The study of theater is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, integrating knowledge and principles from many academic and artistic disciplines, including communication, art, music, history, English, literature, business, philosophy, and religion. Both the curriculum and dramatic productions by the Theater Arts Department offer valuable cross-disciplinary connections for the campus while also providing a solid base in classical, modern, contemporary, and multicultural theatre.
Augsburg’s location in the heart of a major theater center makes it an ideal place to study theater. Students are encouraged to explore the greater arts community through course study, theatrical production work, participation in the Artist Series (an annual series of events featuring visiting theater professionals from the Twin Cities community who work closely with students), and attendance at numerous professional productions in the Twin Cities.
Augsburg theater productions are treated as unique learning laboratories where students can enter into creative collaboration with faculty and professional artists-in-residence. Theater Arts majors at Augsburg:
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