The Visual Arts Department is committed to the ideas and objectives of a liberal arts education as they apply to both interdisciplinary study and practice of the visual arts. At Stritch, the faculty are working artists, designers, photographers and educators who will guide and prepare students for a variety of careers in the visual arts and design profession.
Our program will encourage you to think critically and speak about issues related to arts education and design. You will develop a range of technical skills that can be used to organize materials into objects that express the aesthetic qualities and design concepts that you wish to communicate through your work. You will be exposed to professional standards in your discipline through course work and internship opportunities in the community. Your energetic involvement in the Visual Arts Department at Stritch will foster a desire for lifelong learning and an active visual participation in your chosen career.
A new major or transfer student may choose a B.A. major in Art, Art Education, Interactive Media Development or the B.F.A. major in Studio Art, Graphic Design or Photography.