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
- Studio Art
Put Your Creative Passions to Work
Explore art in an inspired, vibrant community. Combine your education with preparation for professional excellence.
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.
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.
Senior Project 2019
April 8, 2019
Senior Project 2019. Art & Design Gallery, April 9-22. Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 4-7 p.m. Featuring the work of seniors Casey Cmiel, Jasmeen-Desiree Philips, Allison Riback and Mariko Yamamoto. Allison Riback, Little Wing Part 2, Oil on Board
Student Art Exhibition
March 19, 2019
The 2019 Sacred Heart University Student Art Exhibition opening will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2-4 p.m. at the Art & Design Gallery on campus, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. The awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. The show runs through April 5th.
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.