Art + Design


Art + Design students at St. Thomas Aquinas College can major in Visual Communications or Visual Art

Visual Communications in Graphic Design

Today’s graphic designers are more in demand than ever as they move beyond design studios into an array of companies and organizations seeking web design, video production, animation and more.


STAC’s graphic design program offers a studio-based curriculum that integrates solid design skills with current computer software and proficiency. Our capstone class in portfolio development ensures you’ll graduate with visual evidence of your design abilities. You’ll also be encouraged to take advantage of our many visual communication and graphic design internships to gain real work experience. Past students have interned at Rockland Boulders, Gravity DesignWorks, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions and Paul Kiesche design.

Visual Art

Today’s world offers one of the most dynamic, opportune environments for those interested in studying and making careers out of the visual arts. Artists are called upon to offer their creative input into everything from video production, web design, and gaming to education, therapy, and fashion.


To prepare you for this world, STAC’s visual art program includes foundational courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, art history and printmaking, as well as electives based on your personal or career interests. Internships with approved arts organizations are available and encouraged so you can gain hands-on experience and add to your portfolio and resume. Past students have exhibited their work in our own Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery.