Art and Media Design
Bachelor of Arts

“My students and I explore the intersection of art and technology, however quirky that may be. I want to show them what’s possible when they think outside of the box.”

Read more about Assistant Professor Max Kazemzadeh, who recently presented a computer workshop at UCLA’s Nanolab.

Connecting Critical Thinking and Innovation

Work closely with world-renowned faculty in an inspiring creative environment that encourages innovation.

Whether in drawing and other fine arts, darkroom and digital photography, graphic design, 3D modeling and animation, game development, installation art, or film production and special effects, you will develop a strong knowledge base, technical skills and a portfolio that opens doors to a wide range of professional art careers.

Our extensive internship connections in Washington, D.C., offer unmatched opportunities to gain professional work experience. And at Gallaudet, we help you see the potential for your work to improve visual communication and quality of life for all who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Expand your career choices and graduate school options with one of our five minors.

See list of all Gallaudet majors.

Keep reading to learn more about the art program and career outcomes.


“Art is a visual language and teaching this language to students already immersed in visual communication is both enlightening and a privilege. … Knowledge of art translates widely and individuals with this background are becoming increasingly valued in the workforce.&rdquo
–Art and Media Design Professor Marguerite Glass, Ph.D.

World-renowned visual artists.

An international hub for deaf and visual performing arts. Communication research with national impact. Learn more about the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre.

Courses and Degree Requirements
Develop Your Portfolio

Intern or work on a volunteer project at one of the Smithsonian museums or an international organization. Join the design staff of the student newspaper, create a logo for a student group, prepare an exhibit for Gallaudet’s Washburn Arts Center or work as a studio lab assistant. Opportunities for student artists are virtually unlimited at Gallaudet and in Washington, D.C.

Career Outcomes

Within one year of graduation, 89 percent of Gallaudet’s recent art, communication and theatre majors are employed or in graduate school. Learn more about alumni of the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre.

Training and Job Outlook

Most graphic design positions require at least a bachelor’s degree, and many other types of artists find that a degree improves their job prospects. Employment of graphic designers in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 35 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Learn more about career opportunities in this field.

Facilities and Resources

Master your technique and explore the latest design programs in our expansive art and digital media studios. Or intern at Gallaudet’s Motion Light Lab (ML2), recently featured in an NPR article.