Welcome to the Art and Design Program at Lindenwood University. Students will learn the principles of art and design, as well as the latest media in order to communicate across a range of visual platforms. Through practical, hands on application, real-life projects and experiential learning opportunities, students learn how to effectively leverage the latest technologies, techniques, and strategies for visual communication. Students will also enjoy a succinct number of hours that allow for the pursuit of minors, certificates, and double majors. In addition to their core courses, the program’s flexibility allows for students to focus on their area of interest through generous electives.
ART and DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
The technologies and strategies involved in visual communication are constantly changing. More and more, there is a need for a wider range of skills and knowledge of various hardware and software in order to meet the challenges of communicating ideas across various media, including traditional print design, graphic and web design, mobile interfaces, and even augmented and virtual reality. This trend requires that artists and designers have a strong foundation in the principles in design, as well as a knowledge of the tools available to best craft and express different types of messages. You could be part of this exciting and ever-changing field where you will learn to continually improve your visual communication skills and learn how to adapt different media to meet new creative challenges. When you are a Lindenwood University Art and Design student, you will be prepared for the professional world, now and in the future.
This program has immersive reality technologies integrated throughout the curriculum and requires use of a virtual reality headset identified by the department and associated applications. Immersive realities, such as virtual reality, provide a fully immersive educational experience that leads to greater engagement and understanding of subjects covered in classes. Students are not only able to engage with the material, other students, and their instructor; they also can better understand the context of those relationships while immersed in the virtual environment. These experiences support the learning outcomes for the program and prepare students for use of these technologies in their professions.
ART and DESIGN ON CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
You will be taught by some of the most enthusiastic art and design practitioners with expertise across various fields, including web design, graphic design, photography, studio and digital art, fashion design, and more. Their educational and professional backgrounds in the field will provide you with the most up-to-date strategies and approaches to various media, while the facilities you have access to will allow you to use the latest in hardware and software with our various computer labs and Makerspace. In these spaces you have access to 3D printing, AR/VR equipment and software, laser cutters, CNC routers, and more. Coupled with the expertise of faculty who understand the ever-changing landscape of the industry, you will be prepared for the next step after graduation, whether that is a career in your chosen field or continuing your education in graduate school. Here are a list of possible career opportunities with a degree in this field.
CAREERS IN ART and DESIGN
Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Digital Artist, Artist, Preparator, Fashion Designer, Art Director, Illustrator, Photographer, Animator, User Experience Designer, Multimedia Artist, Videographer.