Art & Design at Tabor College strongly emphasizes foundations, exposes you to various media and techniques, and encourages you to curate your creative calling.

As a student and graduate of Tabor College Art & Design, you’re positioned to thrive the day you step on campus and the day you graduate. Our curriculum, guided by faculty who are active in their fields regionally and internationally, will help you craft your own voice in art and design and give you the tools to succeed in your career.

Why Art & Design at Tabor?

  • Discern how your technical, conceptual, and creative abilities can be used to serve Christ and his Kingdom.
  • The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts provides a fully-equipped Mac design lab with Adobe Creative Cloud. Painting & drawing, ceramics, and photo studios will give you an immersive experience in your education and career path.
  • Work within a collaborative program that is designed to support your work with faculty and peer critiques.
  • Strengthen skills to communicate and engage with others in church, community, and society.

Next Steps

Alumni Spotlight

Laura Younger (g’18)

Graphic Designer, Hallmark Cards

“Tabor impacted me by providing a community of people who pushed me, pursued me, and challenged me. My professors showed me the love of Christ while also helping me strive for my career dreams. I am currently working at Hallmark Cards as a graphic designer for Gold Crown visual merchandising. I create signage, navigation, and window clings to enhance the customer experience in-store.”

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Independent Artist
  • Art Education Director
  • Exhibition Curator
  • Gallery Manager


  • Art and Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Studio Art


  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art
Course Lists

 Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes and extended studio hours allow for individual instruction and mentorship.
  • A variety of skills and methods provide students with options for working in the world.
  • Opportunities to make real work, whether for clients or public exhibition.
  • Faculty maintain professional practices and connections to the local and national art and design community.
  • Studio and gallery space provided inside the state-of-the-art Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Art & Design Faculty

Derek Hamm

Derek Hamm, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Graphic Design / Faculty Athletics Representative