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Are you a creative and visual learner? Enjoy working in a hands-on setting or with digital technology? Visual Studies majors explore the power of the image and its critical role in fashion and various creative industries. In addition to courses in core business principles, you’ll study visual communication, digital design, visual merchandising, and digital photography, where, through studio experience, you’ll develop visual, creative, and technology skills.


LIM College’s bachelor of business administration degree in Visual Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Courses & Curriculum

Total credits: 121/122

General Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher (except CARE 1890 - Micro-Internship (Optional)) which are not specifically required for the student’s degree program.

Liberal Arts Electives are any non-remedial courses offered by the Arts & Sciences Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department with the following prefixes:  ARTS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, HIST, INTD*, LANG, MATH, NTSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, and SOCI, and courses offered by the  not specifically required for a major and vary depending upon major course requirements.

INTD 1321INTD 2163INTD 2511INTD 3341 

You'll gain priceless experience-and make important connections-through required internships. Here are just a few places where LIM students have interned.

  • Bottega Veneta
  • HGTV Magazine
  • John Varvatos Enterprises
  • Macys, Inc. Max Mara USA
  • Nike, Inc.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Tory Burch

LIM College offers the following minors for each major, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study:

Fashion Media Minor:

  • Fashion Media

Fashion Merchandising Minors:

  • Beauty
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Styling
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Non-Fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Sustainability

Interdisciplinary Studies Minors:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Liberal Arts Minors:

  • The Arts: History and Performance
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • Society And Culture

Marketing, Management, And Finance Minors:

  • Digital Business
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Visual Studies Minors:

  • Digital Design And Photography
  • Interior And Residential Concepts
  • Photo Styling And Set Design
  • Visual Studies
  • Visuals For Social Media

Craft your Visual Studies major to focus on the area you’re most interested in, including:

  • Art/Creative Direction
  • Social Media -Digital Design
  • Styling and Events
  • Exhibition/Installation Design and Set Design
  • Visual Merchandising/Display
  • Interior Concepts and 3D Design
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Opportunities at LIM

Careers in Visual Studies

With a Visual Studies degree, you can pursue a career in a wide range of areas, including visual merchandising and display, set design and photo styling, exhibition design and installation, and art and creative direction. Some job titles of recent Visual Studies grads include 3D Design Coordinator, Visual Content Editor, and Visual Merchandising & Experiential Designer. 

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Internship Experiences

You'll gain priceless experience — and make important connections — through required internships. Visual Studies majors have done internships in everything from visual production and display to interior styling and social media at companies such as Fendi, Valentino, Alexander Wang, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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Clubs & Organizations

There’s more to college than attending class. Enhance your experience (and your resume) with co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Make the most of your time and get involved.

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Study Abroad

Explore a different culture and expand your world view. Choose a short-term travel program or semester abroad to add an invaluable experience to your education.

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