Art & Design Areas of Study

Changing the world through art and design

We live in the most visual culture ever, and you want to be part of the picture. Trinity’s Art and Design programs will get you ready. Studio Art, Design, and Art Education programs at Trinity set students up for careers in visual culture by focusing on both creative skills and critical thinking. Using a Christian perspective, we introduce students to the theories and practices that structure the art world. Our students learn to explore how their work in visual culture can influence the world. Proximity to Chicago’s globally significant art and design scenes means that our students have access to artists and designers, world-renowned museums and galleries, and a wide range of internships. Trinity’s Seerveld Gallery brings the art world to campus. Significant artists from Chicago to the other side of the world interact with, influence, and inspire our students.

Whether you want to work as an art director, graphic designer, illustrator, museum or gallery curator, art therapist, independent studio artist, or art educator, an art and design degree from Trinity Christian College can help you realize your goals. To learn more about Trinity’s art and design program options, schedule an in-person or online campus visit today!

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Department Chair

Ryan Thompson

Professor of Art & Design; Department Chair
Phone: 708.239.4786    Email:

Thompson’s world view is based on the understanding that the world is broken, complicated by humanity’s sin. He takes seriously his responsibility as a Christian to promote renewal in work and life, bear witness to God’s grace, and encourage the exploration of belief, knowledge, and the physical world.