Creative, hands-on learning

Develop a resume and a portfolio.

Are you a creative, hands-on learner? Enjoy using your mind and your hands? Excited by working with new technologies in the visual space? Develop visual, creative and technological skills through hands-on, studio experience as you explore the power of the image and its critical role in creative industries.

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Courses & Curriculum

  • Color and Design
  • Digital Photography and Imaging
  • Exhibition and Set Design
  • History of Art
  • Visual Literacy and Creative Process
  • Visual Presentation and Identity

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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Invest in Your Success

Our 2020-2021 tuition and fees were 25% lower than the national average for private 4-year colleges.

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