Wartburg College - Waverly, IA Wartburg College is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Just as Notre Dame doesn't apologize for being Roman Catholic, Wartburg doesn't apologize for being Lutheran. While we are unapologetic about our identity as a college of the church, we are equally vigorous in our efforts to welcome and include others. We recognize God’s image within every person. Students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities, and philosophies are welcomed and invited to participate in a process of critical reflection on their most foundational commitments in life. We are committed to diversity and inclusion on our campus, not in spite of our heritage but precisely because of it.

Art Department

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding about the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art.

The Art Department offers a variety of academic and studio courses in traditional and technology-based media. The limited size of classes and open attitudes of faculty encourage individual attention and a close working relationship. Through advanced courses and independent studies, students may pursue individual interests.


Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

Select from the following degrees:

Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Performance

In addition to its degree programs, the Music Department invites participation by non-music majors in the many and varied musical activities offered throughout the school year.

Journalism and Communication

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations.

Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in Web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields.

Contact Information

Phone: (800) 772-2085

Email: Admissions

Website: Visit us online

Social Media: Facebook

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