Art, Media, and Design

The Art, Media, and Design program will expand your artistic potential in a broad-based education in studio art, photography and media art, and graphic art practice. 

Learn the historical and experience the creative possibilities of visual culture through a project-based curriculum in art-making that emphasizes conceptual thinking, creative problem solving and the development of your individual artistic voice through specific skill mastery with a variety of art mediums. 

You'll work closely with faculty who are practicing artists in dedicated art studios on campus.

Depending on your interest, you’ll spend time in photography dark rooms, wood and metal workshops, and in studios in the following art areas: sculpture, printmaking, video, photography, digital photography, graphic art, painting and drawing. 


Sample Courses:

  • Digital Tools for Visual Thinkers
  • Thinking Photography
  • Drawing: Figure Drawing
  • Art and Artists in Contemporary Culture
  • Color Theory and Application
  • Experimental Video Art
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking: Screen-printing
  • Web Art and Design
  • Text in the Visual Arts
  • Painting

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Graphic Art. Choose an area of specialty in: photography, or drawing/painting and printmaking, sculpture, or intermedia (video and Web art)
  • Photography and Media Art. Choose an area of specialty in: photography, graphic art, intermedia (video and Web art), or digital photography
  • Studio Art. Choose an area of specialty in: drawing/painting and printmaking, graphic art, sculpture or digital imaging
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Curatorial work
  • Exhibit design
  • Archival work
  • Print publication layouts and design


93 percent of 2015 Art, Media, and Design graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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