Art Major/Minor

Our art and design programs offer state-of-the-art facilities where you take hands-on courses with small class sizes and direct interaction with experienced faculty.

Art Studio Track

Art studio majors at Saint Mary’s are provided exposure to a wide range of media and develop the critical and conceptual skills needed to realize a personal artistic vision.

Art studio majors, while immersed both historically and conceptually, examine the purpose, function, and aesthetics of the chosen art form within the larger scheme of the art world. Students learn requirements of a professional career in art and are guided in the building of a professional portfolio including a résumé, an artist statement, and a showcase portfolio.

Art Studio Track
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Art Studio Track Pathway

Graphic Design Track

The graphic design track at Saint Mary’s is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in visual communications, graphic design, publishing, web design, and motion design.

Since most of the information we receive today is visual in nature, the digital graphic design student is trained to communicate effectively in the visual world.

Areas of study for the digital graphic design major include typography, photo processes, illustration, web design, motion design, and all of the computer applications necessary to realize these areas such as Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver.

Graphic Design Track
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Graphic Design Track Pathway

Career Options

Art majors might pursue careers as architects, art dealers, art directors, craft artists, curators, fine artists, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, marketing and public relations managers, recreational therapists, web designers, and elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

High School Preparation

Art History; Computer Applications; Computer/Graphic Arts; Drafting; Geometry; Photography; Studio Art; Web Design; World History

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in art oftentimes pursue a double major or minor in medieval and renaissance studies, digital media and journalism, entrepreneurship, or marketing.

Art Minors

A minor in art at Saint Mary’s can be customized, so what you learn is up to you. Whether it's drawing, Italian art and culture, or graphic design, we have courses to fit the interests and skill sets of almost any student. The ability to take courses that suit your interests or your future career make a minor in art a great pairing with a variety of majors.

Pair your art minor with a Bachelor of Arts in history or theatre so you are prepared with comprehensive knowledge for taking on the professional world in your own way.

Art Minor
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Graphic Design Minor
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