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What will I learn?

All students in the Art & Design program take foundational coursework in digital visual communication design and traditional fine arts. Students must choose from the following concentrations: Graphic Design: Study typography, layout, computer graphics, multimedia, motion, web design, illustration, painting and drawing. Illustration: Learn several aspects of illustration, including editorial and storyboard art, as well as fantasy and graphic novel art. Studio Art: Focus on drawing, painting, figure drawing, methods and materials. General Art for Education: Prepare to teach art and design. Turn your passion into a thriving career. Students who have graduated from Sacred Heart with a B.A. in Art & Design have been hired by: Walter Thompson, Chief Executive Group, Catapult Marketing, Forbes Magazine, Burt’s Bees Baby, Alcone Marketing Group, Bon Appétit Magazine, The National Hockey League, American Cruise Lines, Entertainment Weekly, JetBlue Airways, Self Magazine, Elle Magazine, Tracey Locke.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (At least 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$42,800.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020, 11 January 2021


Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Avenue,



06825, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

English language proficiency: TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the TOEFL iBT, IELTS - 6.5, PTE - 62, iTEP - 5, ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112, Cambridge Advanced English – 58.

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About this uni

With an employability record of 95% at the Institution, Sacred Heart graduates secure jobs soon after completing their studies.

  • 4th among ‘Most Innovative Universities’ in the North USA
  • Has a 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Home to a total of over 8,000 students
  • Home to award-winning halls of residence