Trinity's Department of Art and Design is a vibrant community of creative students and professional artists
who are active in the contemporary art and design scenes.
The program in studio art prepares fine arts students for graduate school and graphic design students for entry level positions in design or advertising. The art education program prepares students to teach art K-12.
The Seerveld Gallery brings the art world to campus by hosting exhibits and lectures by regional, national and internationally recognized artists, educators and critics.
Chicago’s art and design scenes provide the context for Trinity’s art programs. Students meet artists and designers in their studios, visit internationally significant museums and galleries as part of their course work including internships with artists, arts organizations and design firms.
“The first task of artists and designers is to understand art as a discourse so that they can take their place confident of their skills, their knowledge and their convictions.”