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Design Studio Concentration

To set yourself apart in today’s design world, you need more than software skills. The design studio concentration at Gordon College starts with a foundation in seeing, doing, touching and making. Using the industry-standard Adobe suite as our software platform, our approach weaves print and screen, analog and digital into a process of creating that is comfortable in a multitude of design-centered fields.

Why study design studio at Gordon?

When you study design studio at Gordon, you will have an opportunity to combine various skill sets that emulate God’s way of creating beauty, purpose and functionality. You will gain hands-on experience working with a variety of tools and softwares, and you will enhance your abilities to think critically with a unique and intrinsically creative direction. Plus, Gordon’s campus on the scenic and picturesque North Shore of Boston will provide you with stunning nearby galleries, art colonies, museums, and more that will surely spark your creative interest and propel your design-making capabilities for the modern world.

What careers can I pursue with a design studio concentration?

Art students are creative problem solvers who can think broadly and adapt well—valuable skills for any vocation. You will be prepared for graduate programs, professional programs and diverse careers that apply both your practical and artistic skills, including:

  • Graphic design
  • Web design 
  • UI/UX design 
  • Illustration
  • Product design
  • Character design
  • Independent craftsperson
  • Entrepreneur

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Experiential learning in design studio

Outside of your fine art studio concentration requirements, you may choose to enhance your learning through:

  • Yearly trips to Boston museums and galleries
  • Yearly trips to NYC museums and galleries
  • Gordon in Orvieto, a rich art centered studio environment
  • Campus and local exhibition opportunities
  • Campus and local internship opportunities in design firms, museums, galleries, architecture firms and workshops
  • A rich departmental culture and community
  • Excellent local professionals and natural resources available for day trips and class outings 
  • Multiple shows throughout the year that bring regionally important and internationally renowned art and artists in contact with our students.


For more information, contact:

Kelly Foster
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
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