Tradigital Studies


Bachelor of Arts: Art (Traditional/Digital Studies)


Tradigital Studies


Art History


Jon Micah Tyson, Co-Chair

Nate Theisen, Co-Chair

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Students who choose the Traditional/Digital track are exposed to traditional and digital processes, methodologies, and tools that will help set them apart in the workplace. Students will receive individualized mentoring to help further develop their artistic talents.

Students in this program will participate in a senior exhibition, portfolio review, or complete an equivalent senior project as approved by the faculty.

Why Choose Tradigital Studies at Belhaven University?

Belhaven University has a history of artistic and technical excellence. The commitment to the arts at Belhaven is unparalleled. The Art and Design Department encourages students to prepare for a career in design through technical learning, theory and practice all while allowing freedom for creative exploration.

What will I study?

  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Art History
  • Aesthetics
  • Photography
  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Design
  • Print Design
  • Digital Imaging and Animation

What can I do as a career with a Traditional/Digital degree?

  • Art Director or Graphic Designer (for an advertising, marketing and or publishing company)
  • Web Design
  • Branding and visual strategy
  • Printing technician or production artist

With a degree in Traditional/Digital Studies, students can pursue opportunities such as:

  • In-Depth Training in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Graphic Design clubs
  • Internships
  • Job shadowing
  • Design liaison for independent projects
  • Production design
  • Hands-on account and client relations
  • Presentation and interviewing experience
  • Participation in graphic design workshops
  • Professional speakers
  • Involvement in the annual student graphic design gallery show
  • Student award show opportunities


  • BU Art & Design Club