Palm Beach Atlantic University

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August 03, 2015


ArtYou love to create, whether that’s with a paintbrush, a pencil or a computer — and you want to help others develop their creative talents as well. The art department at Palm Beach Atlantic University will help you take your passion and develop it into a rewarding career.

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private, accredited, Christ-centered college located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.


Your Program
As a student in PBA’s art department, you may choose from the following programs:

Graphic Arts, Graphic Design
Art Education, Grades K-12
Studio Art

Graphic Arts, Graphic Design
Studio Art


Your Experience
At PBA, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work for advertising agencies or graphic design firms, as well as a wide array of in-house positions in business and industry
  • Take your creative skills to the next level so you can earn a living as a graphic designer, art educator or fine artist 
  • Experience an arts education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective
  • Develop a perspective to your artistic endeavors through Christ-centered service projects and cocurricular opportunities
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships and experiences with professional artists
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations
  • Graduate with a true understanding and appreciation of art
David Pounds' Graphics Class


PBA has plenty of studio art space and a graphics lab. Our graphics lab, made possible by a generous grant in memory of Tauni de Lesseps, features top-of-the-line Apple computers and monitors, scanners, Canon camera equipment, HP printers and the most cutting-edge software available. Seven computer stations were added to the lab through a grant from the Alpha-Omega Charitable Foundation.

(Pictured is Chair of the Art Department David Pounds instructing students.)



Your Faculty
Your professors have decades of experience as artists. One of our faculty members has done graphic design work for Disney, Mitsubishi Motors and Pacific Mutual Insurance. Another was awarded first place in a five-state “Imaging the Gulf” competition.

Your Opportunities
You’ll be able to display your work in a variety of venues, including during twice-annual shows on campus. You may also get involved with the production of The Beacon, PBA’s excellent student newspaper; as well as The Living Waters Review, PBA’s literary annual. West Palm Beach is home to the internationally acclaimed Norton Museum of Art, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and the Society of the Four Arts.


901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
888-GO-TO-PBA 888-468-6722