Express your vision.

From paintings and jewelry, to websites and book covers, art communicates human desires, values, and ideas about beauty.

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Jiani Su

Visually Speaking

Jiani Su ‘17 switched to the visual communication design program after discovering the artistic freedom in graphic design.

Passion — and Pay

    Passion and Pay: Preparing artists for creative, rewarding careers

    Illustration Expertise

    Lecturer David Cowles' work is featured in major publications like Time, Rolling Stone, and The Boston Globe. Watch his masterclass about creating caricatures. >

    Study Abroad

    Study for a semester or year abroad in RennesFlorence, or another one of the study abroad programs through the Center for International Education.

    Carolyn Palmer

    Alumni Spotlight: Carolyn Palmer '83

    The artist who earned national acclaim in 2016 for her life-like sculpture of comedienne Lucille Ball says professors at Nazareth encouraged her talent for sculpture and "taught me to be more expressive and creative." Read more »

    The Words Behind the Work

      Works by Nazareth faculty and student artists at the Franco-American Institute in Rennes, France

      Student Work | CeramicsDrawingGraphic DesignIllustrationJewelry and MetalsmithPaintingPhotographyPrintmakingSculpture

      Andrea Durfee on cover of Post magazine

      Alum Andrea Durfee

      Andrea Durfee, featured on the cover of Post magazine, worked as a licensed art therapist and then co-founded an artisan invitation and stationery company. The watercolor artist, printmaker, and illustrator majored in studio art/printmaking and earned a master's in creative arts therapy at Nazareth in 2011.

      Opportunities outside the classroom

      Mitch Messina

      Why I Teach by Mitch Messina

      "Every day, I hope to be instrumental in helping at least one student find their right pathway." — Mitch Messina, professor in the art and design department.

      Sam Nolte-Yupari

      Faculty Spotlight: Samantha Nolte-Yupari

      "When I teach students to become art teachers, I combine the visual and the verbal to help them build connections. We look at how art-making and teaching overlap and how what they know about each one holds true in the other. We regularly reflect, problem-solve, and adapt, which are necessary to teach well." Read more »

      Campus Galleries

      Nazareth has three gallery spaces on campus that host shows curated by the art and design department faculty. Learn more about the Arts Center Gallery, Arts New Media Gallery, and Colacino Art Gallery »

      Professional Development

        Graphic design students partner with Blackfriars Theatre to design posters for the 2015-16 season.
        Kate Sonnick, an award-winning creative communication professional, reviews student portfolios.
        Renowned type designer Kris Holmes conducts a calligraphy workshop for art and design students.



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