For its knowledgeable faculty and successful alumni, Polk State Visual Arts enjoys an outstanding statewide reputation.

Polk State Visual Arts is led by faculty members who have decades of professional educational experience, and who encourage students to not only develop and diversify their artistic skills but to also explore and pursue arts-related careers.

The department allows students to study a wide range of artistic expressions, from basket weaving, to ceramics, to photography. It boasts sprawling studio spaces and a state-of-the-art photography lab.

Students are also afforded numerous opportunities to showcase their work and participate in competitions. The College itself regularly hosts student art shows, and faculty members support students in entering competitions outside the College as well.