Visual Arts

Animation/Illustration, B.F.A.

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Graphic Design B.F.A.

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Cinema/Video Production, B.A.

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Graphic Design/Visual Communications, B.A.

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Graphic Design/Visual Communications, A.S.

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Photography, A.S.

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Visual Arts, A.S.

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Minors: Cinema Production, Photography, Visual Arts

New for 2015–2016

Three exciting concentrations are now offered through the B.A. Visual Communications degree program:
Graphic Design & Advertising – A dynamic sequence of courses that prepare graduates to design for print media and package design.
Photography – A powerful blend of traditional darkroom photography and digital photo coursework that prepare graduates for integrated careers in photography and design.
Social Media – An inventive combination of courses that prepares graduates to design for and manage social media marketing campaigns.

Visual Arts at Lyndon

“Technique does not exist in itself, it is only the substance of the creative machinery.”
—Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

Studying the Visual Arts—whether it’s graphic design, illustration, video, animation, or web design—allows you to create work that will impact everything we see. It’s exciting. It’s challenging. And it’s fun. And you’ll graduate from Lyndon with an entry-level portfolio to show prospective employers.

Because of a spirited and engaging environment, the Visual Arts program is a venue for self-expression. Students are challenged to become adept problem-solvers and expand the breadth of their artistic technique and personal aesthetic. Awareness of art history and contemporary visual culture provides context for innovative practice. Visual literacy is fostered through hands-on coursework that demands original thought, stimulates critical thinking, and instills passion for the visual arts.

Get ahead of the curve with our new Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design: in-depth, computer-based instruction combining basic and advanced graphic design for print, web, and mobile applications—plus web programming—in one comprehensive degree. Few colleges nationwide offer this level of preparation. And you’ll benefit from all the advantages of a broad, liberal arts education. Add to your expertise with real-world coursework in photography, animation, illustration, motion graphics, 2- and 3-D rendering, cinema production, and marketing.

We offer a B.F.A. in Animation and Illustration and minors in Visual Arts, Photography, and Cinema Production. Interested in a career that includes but is not limited to design? Our Visual Communications and Visual Arts degrees are for you: a savvy combination of instruction in print, web, mobile, basic web programming, marketing, art, and the liberal arts. You can prepare for careers in photojournalism, publishing, marketing, advertising, public relations, web management, or the fine arts.


Students have travel opportunities through course-related trips. Our students have been to Italy, France, Macworld in San Francisco, and the EdMedia conference and the International Digital Media and Arts Association conference in Vancouver, BC.

Advanced Placement

The Visual Arts department offers the opportunity for advanced placement for students with experience in animation, illustration, graphic design, and web design. Interested students should submit a portfolio or work to be evaluated by a review board. Qualifying high school students may be able to receive up to 15 credits toward their specific visual arts degree at Lyndon State College.

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