Real world training set within a liberal arts-based curriculum is the mission of the Department of Art & Design at Sacred Heart University. Striking a balance between cutting edge digital technology and the foundations of design, drawing, illustration, and painting affords invaluable diversity for preparation for the professional marketplace. The Art & Design Gallery and the annual Student Art Exhibit are two of most significant means for the department to share the development of young designers, artists, and citizens with the general Sacred Heart University community. The Department of Art & Design: Combining education for life with preparation for professional excellence.