Art + Design

MajorMinor3YRBachelor of Arts
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Art Thrives Here.

In addition to fostering a seamless integration of creative expression and design principles, Butler’s Art + Design major emphasizes adaptability, equipping you with the skills necessary for success in a dynamic professional environment. The curriculum goes beyond traditional boundaries, encompassing a diverse range of visual art forms and contemporary design methodologies.

From the outset, you’ll embark on hands-on portfolio development, with opportunities for creative expression and experimentation beginning your first year. Additionally, you are encouraged to complement your studies with a second major or minor, further enriching your academic journey and broadening your skill set.

Program Information

  • ART 210 – Professional Practices
  • ART 303 – Photography
  • ART 304 – Depiction
  • ART 305 – Animation + Video
  • ART 308 – Graphic Design
  • ART 360 – Sculpture

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See all Art + Design minor curriculum information

  • Art History
  • Graphic Design
  • Lens-Based Media
  • Painting and Drawing
Three-Year Program

The Art + Design major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

The Butler Advantage.

We help students customize their education with the right mix of information, skills, experience, and opportunities:


Demonstrate innovative thinking and sophistication in terms of the social, visual, psychological, and/or aesthetic components in Art and Design


Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art and design methods, materials, techniques, and technologies

Contextual Understanding

Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of art and design in terms of history, process, and theory

Portfolio Development

Demonstrate professional growth in review of portfolio, internships, and/or exhibition

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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