School of Design and Art

School of Design and ArtWelcome to the School of Design + Art (SoDA) at Marymount University. Our expert faculty will work with you in small studio and classroom experiences as you prepare for your creative career. SoDA is one of the three Schools within Marymount’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Design (the College of BILT).  In SoDA, we offer multiple majors, minors, and graduate degrees across five academic programs. Our close partnership in BILT with the School of Business and School of Technology allows you to expand your creative degree with coursework in entrepreneurship, business, marketing, web development, and more.

Explore our programs and create a custom degree to pursue your passion in life. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at

I look forward to seeing you on campus soon! 

Doug Seidler
Director, School of Design and Art
Professor, Interior Design



Our studio art classes are designed to improve your skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics, and our art history classes will help you analyze how great works of art have communicated ideas. Together these classes help you develop a strong set of talents and competencies that employers are looking for in today’s economy.

Art (B.A.)   Program Info
Art with K-12 Licensure (B.A.)   Program Info
  Ceramics minor    
  Illustration minor    
  Studio Art minor    

Fashion Design

Marymount Fashion Design students are prepared to enter the industry to work for apparel manufacturers and for apparel retailers in the area of product development. The curriculum combines design thinking with expertise in textiles, quality standards, pattern making, illustration, and garment construction.

Fashion Design (B.A.)   Program Info
  Fashion Design minor    

Graphic and Media Design

Develop your individual unique talents: Class sizes are kept small so that students can work closely with their professors to explore their creativity while developing skills in graphic design, digital photography, illustration, video production and motion graphics – while learning how to design in multiple media including print, Web, interactive and social media.

Graphic and Media Design (B.A.)   Program Info
  Graphic Design minor    
  Web Design minor    

Interior Design

Coursework provides a broad understanding of human needs within the built environment as required for practice. They also foster an interdisciplinary approach to design and establish a foundation for lifelong learning.

Interior Design (B.A.), CIDA Accredited Transfer Info Program Info
Interior Design, First-Professional (M.A.), CIDA Accredited Transfer Info Program Info
Interior Design, Post-Professional (M.A.)   Program Info

Additional Minors for Creatives

Customize your creative degree with minors focused in business, technology, and more.