Put Your Creative Passions to Work
Explore art in an inspired, vibrant community. Combine your education with preparation for professional excellence.
Earn Your Degree in Art & Design at Sacred Heart University
The Art & Design program prepares students to become artists and designers who are knowledgeable, educated, compassionate, responsive to social and civic obligations, and able to respond to an ever-changing world.
The professionally active faculty and ideal location, both near New York City and within the world-class design community of Fairfield County, Connecticut, provide students with unprecedented support and inspiration. Internships and a career-launching Senior Portfolio Night give students the experience and connections to find continued success in art.
Art & Design Programs
The Major in Art & Design is offered in four concentrations:
Students can also earn their minor in Art & Design in one of three concentrations:
- Graphic Design
- Studio Art
The Art & Design Department has a very active internship program working with nationally-recognized companies from Fairfield to New York City, and students have also completed internships in Europe. We work to see that every qualified student earns a professional internship by their senior year, with some students beginning internships as juniors. These internships usually entail about ten hours of work every week. A complete list of the companies we have worked with in our internship program appears on our internship page.
Senior Portfolio Night is the highlight of the academic career for every Graphic Designer and Illustrator at Sacred Heart University. It is a formal event where senior Art & Design students have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, show their portfolios and conduct interviews.
The Department of Art & Design invites several hundred people from the university, the public, and the professional community to the event. Invited guests include the leading design, advertising, and marketing companies in Fairfield County, home to some of the most prestigious companies of this type in the nation.
Rasa Replete: The Visual Journey and Graphic Novels of Writer and Painter Amruta Patil
April 23, 2018
Sacred Heart University will host "Rasa Replete: The Visual Journey and Graphic Novels of Writer and Painter Amruta Patil" on Wednesday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium.
Art & Design Senior Portfolio Night
April 20, 2018
The Art & Design department at Sacred Heart University presents Freaks, Geeks and Art Critiques on Thursday April 26, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Art & Design Gallery.
Art & Design Expo: Illustrator Dan Dos Santos
March 26, 2018
Joing the Department of Art & Design for SHU's 26th Art & Design Expo on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Illustrator Don Dos Santos will be presenting at 10:30 a.m. in the Edgerton Theater.