The Department of Visual Studies engages students in the critical understanding and creative production of contemporary culture.

We support students in their efforts to situate themselves within a complex, interdisciplinary and technologically mediated world. Offering major and minor degrees in Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Arts, and Video Game Development, with additional minors in Art History and Visual Studies, we are dedicated to developing the creative and technical skills of students through course offerings in art history, design, photography, video, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and games. 

Majors/Minors

Within this department, you can choose to major in Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Arts, or Video Game Development. Minor degree offerings include Art, Art History, Graphic Design, and Photography and Media Arts. Two new minors, Video Game Development and Visual Studies will be offered starting in Fall 2018. Students interested in Art Education can find more information here.

Majors: Art Graphic Design PHOTOGRAPHY & MEDIA ARTS VIDEO Games DEVELOPMENT  Minors: ART HISTORY

Student Organizations

Command G

Command G is a graphic design group which spreads the influence of design around campus. This group hopes to further students' on-the-job skills they may not encounter in normal classroom settings and assignments. 

Chroma Collective

The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for St. Edward’s students to join together to explore, share, and engage in art-related activities. We want to create a strong artistic community that is open to everyone on campus.

Image-making Students Organization (ISO)

ISO aims to unite photo students, as well as those with an interest in photography and give students an opportunity for experiences outside of a classroom setting.