Art and Design
IMaking an impact on culture
Trinity’s Department of Art and Design is a vibrant community of creative students and faculty actively engaged in contemporary art and design.
In today’s world, visual imagery has become a primary medium for exchanging ideas and discussing values. Yet vision is neither neutral nor incidental. It shapes and is shaped by our understanding of the world. Developing and redeeming this visual discussion is the essence of the department’s role in the College’s mission and as part of the Reformed Christian worldview.
At Trinity, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education (K-12), Digital Design, Graphic Design, and Studio Art ; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Studio Art ; and Minors in Art History, Digital Design, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. You can also earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Therapy, which combines art and psychology coursework.
By pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree, students receive the broad experience of Trinity’s liberal arts program, which combines rigorous work in the studio with skills earned by taking one or more minors in other disciplines. Our B.A. graduates have gone on to graduate school, as well as work in arts organizations, museums, and businesses that need visual skills. Those with B.F.A. degrees often go directly to work in graphic design and studio arts, or on to graduate school.
In our Art and Communication Center , you have 44,000-square feet dedicated to studying sculpture, photography, painting, graphic design, and print-making. You’ll meet and learn from visiting artists from Chicago, New York, and throughout the country who exhibit in our Seerveld Gallery.
And Trinity’s campus is just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, so you have one of the world’s most dynamic art scenes in your backyard where you can learn, study, and grow as an artist or designer.
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