The subject Visual Art at Mid Sweden University is related to the teacher training programs, but can also be studied as separate courses. The Visual Art courses includes subject specific learning and knowledge, as well as visual art pedagogy and didactics. Furthermore, the courses entail art making as part of interdisciplinary projects and aesthetical learning processes. Studies of visual culture and communication are central, including visual art as methods of exploring and investigating.

The courses are aimed at developing skills in making Visual Art, image analysis and visual culture and communication. Visual culture and communication actualize the visual of everyday life; how images and visual phenomena communicate and can be interpreted and analyzed. The main focus is on a visual art education context and exploration through visual methods. Democracy, gender and ethical values are also important parts of the course content.