Olivet University's Olivet School of Art & Design (OSAD) offers students training in professional art & design studies, complemented by a focused biblical curriculum. Olivet University holds that art & design and human knowledge as a whole exist within the context of biblical truth, and therefore benefit from an educational approach that values both technical and scripture-based knowledge.

This university-wide educational philosophy, known as “faith first” serves as the organizing principle of academic curriculum of Olivet School of Art & Design, which requires students to gain skills that meet or surpass industry standards for art & design techniques. They can also expect to gain sound biblical training preparing them to explore the interface between design, art, and contemporary Christian mission as future church and ministry leaders in the art & design field.