As part of the Springfield College Art and Design major, you will learn to creatively combine practical, conceptual, and critical skills to engage with the challenges of an ever-changing and increasingly visual contemporary world. Diverse coursework allows you to develop your creative talents in a variety of studio art and digital design approaches. Through a solid foundation, you will be prepared for advanced study and professional opportunities in the arts.  

Once the core requirements of the major have been met, you can choose to focus in either the studio arts (introductory and advanced level courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and mixed media) or in design (develop skills in areas of web, CGI, game architecture, digital arts, and graphic design). The program provides an innovative blend of the creative and the technological, preparing you with a strong portfolio and the knowledge gained from an evolving curriculum that reflects a rapidly changing field. 

It is the underlying philosophy of the art and design major that students developing as artists and designers have a responsibility to share and lead in creating a better and more meaningful society. The commitment to creative and social responsibility by the Visual and Performing Arts Department, its faculty, and its students is the essence of the Springfield College Humanics Philosophy. 

Inside the Minds of our Students

Conceptualize and Create

Our students have created some pretty impressive work. The knowledge, skills, and experience they gain from this allows them to put experience on their resume before graduation and develop an established profile to show employers.

See a Virtual Student Art Show 

your creativity.
Female student makes a wire sculpture
critical skills.
Male student on a computer in the lab

Former graduates from this program have gone on to succeed in a variety of fields.

With an education that provides a background in a variety of methods, techniques, methods, materials, and philosophies, students who graduate from the Springfield College Art and Design program enter the workforce with the tools they need to succeed on their chosen path. Students hone their specialties through opportunities such as internships, independent studies, and research opportunities. Here are just some of the roles current graduates are employed in: 

Web Designer Interactive Specialist Graphic and Front End Designer
Computer Graphics Specialist Email and Marketing Specialist Web Developer
Adjunct Digital Arts Professor Production Supervisor Scientific Illustrator
Technical Drafter Video Editor Environmental Texture Artist
3D Studio Owner Director of Lighting 3D Animator
CGI Director Independent Movie Producer Art Director
Film Production Specialist Marketing Specialist Director of Brand Strategy
Software Engineer User Interface Designer Layout Designer
Packaging Director Creative Director Coursework Developer
Special Event Coordinator Designer for Galleries and Museums Software Consultant
Graphic Designer Interactive Web Marketing Specialist Visual Effects Artist


Studying Art and Design At Springfield College
William Simpson Fine Arts Series

Celebrate the arts

The William Simpson Fine Arts Series entertains and inspires. Experience the arts with magnificent work from artists and performers from both inside and outside the Springfield College community. Attendees will be dazzled by dance performances and theater presentations, captivated by art exhibitions and thought-provoking film, and delighted by concerts and literary events.

William Simpson Fall 2019 Program