The Art and Design program is structured to prepare students for various careers in the wide field of studio art and visual communication design. Students build a strong base of knowledge necessary for graduate school or entry-level work in the discipline.
Studio courses teach the language and techniques of art. Our studio course structure is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of working with a particular medium such as oil paint. In upper-level courses, students begin to conceptualize and develop a unified body of work. Visual Communication Design courses focus on traditional areas of digital media, print, web-based graphic design, and video production. Students are introduced to typography, publication design, web design, audio/visual production and commercial illustration. They study digital media, including illustration and conceptual design. Internship opportunities with regional advertising, graphic design, and commercial art businesses are strongly encouraged as part of our upper level course offerings. As a degree requirement, all Art and Design majors must prepare and install an exhibition of their work before graduating from Tusculum. Facilities for the Art and Design program are housed within the Shulman Building. The Allison Fine Arts Gallery is an on-campus gallery with an educational mission to expose all students to contemporary fine art.
Art & Design, (BA)
Art & Design, Studio Art Concentration, (BA)
Art & Design, Visual Communication Design Concentration, (BA)