Art & Design

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‌Mary Treschitta, MFA, MA
Assistant Professor
Tel: 203-371-7738

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Earn Your Degree in Art & Design at Sacred Heart University

The Art & Design department 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 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 three concentrations:

Students can also earn their minor in Art & Design in one of three concentrations:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Studio Art

Put Your Creative Passions to Work

Explore art in an inspired, vibrant community. Combine your education with preparation for professional excellence.

Graphic Design Student Gallery Button View the Illustration Student Gallery
View the Studio Art Student Gallery View the Digital Media Student Gallery


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.

Learn more about internships

Senior Portfolio Night

‌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.

Latest News

Thuan Vu: Windows and Mirrors

February 15, 2019

Artist Thuan Vu: Windows and Mirrors at Sacred Heart University's Art & Design Gallery, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. February 18-March 9. Artist reception on February 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

World of the Artist Art Exhibition

May 31, 2018

Join us for the 5th Annual Bridgeport City Wide 2018 Student Art Exhibition: World of the Artist. Opening reception on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in the Art & Design Gallery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Show runs through June 7th. Bring your kids and experience the young artist mind.

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.