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, Visual Studies and Animation, 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. 

Creating A Symbol of Hope

Visual Studies students collaborate on an art installation about the Holocaust at the Bob Bullock History Museum. Read More.


Within this department, you can choose to major in Animation, Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Arts, or Video Game Development. Minor degree offerings include Animation, Art, Art History, Graphic Design, and Photography and Media Arts, Video Game Development, and Visual Studies. 








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.