PROGRAM TYPE
On Campus

DEGREES
BA

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Darrell Matsumoto, MFA

Associate Professor of Photography, Director of Art Programs; Director of the Art Gallery
Department of Art and Design
(508) 849-3464
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Web Design

Program Overview

Web Design is essential to the world of visual communications. Students are expected to learn the foundations of formal, aesthetic, and analytical skills while exploring the ever-changing, ever-evolving, and context-shifting world of visual communications. The program encourages the investigation of contemporary directions in design, art, imaging and visual communication in interactive, web-based and motion graphics. Through the combined experience of professional practice, internships and capstone experience, the students develop a portfolio for admission to a graduate program or the pursuit of a career as a design professional.

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About the Department
Art Center Gallery
Meet Our Faculty
Course of Study
New England Secondary School Art/Design Competition
Self-Designed Major
Art & Design Minors
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About the Department

Course Of Study

Curriculum Map

Click here to download the Web Design Curriculum Map.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a BA in Web Design, students will:

  • Functional competence with principles of visual organization, including the ability to work with visual elements and its application in drawing, two-dimensions and three-dimensions, color theory, digital arts, and time-based arts.
  • Working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their area(s) of specialization.
  • Perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding, and the technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s).
  • The ability to perceptively analyze works of art and design and to critically evaluate its quality.
  • The ability to understand the historical and cultural context of art and design.
  • The ability to work independently on a variety of art and design projects.
  • The ability to conceptualize, research, and produce an independent project.
  • The ability to understand and create awareness – articulate, promote, and impart knowledge and information.

Art Portfolio Guidelines

We encourage the submission of an Art/Design Portfolio, as a valuable part of the admissions process. This allows the College and the Department of Art & Design to gain insight on your application.

Click here to submit your portfolio.           

Portfolios are now reviewed via SlideRoom. Please visit SlideRoom to upload your images now!

Digital media portfolios and portfolios submitted using the form must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Images: individual .jpg files titled with your name and image number, 2MB maximum size
  • Include: size, media, and date of completion
  • Video or Time Based Performances: Quick Time or .mpg

Physical portfolios and digital media are accepted as well. If you wish to present a physical portfolio or schedule an appointment to meet with Darrell Matsumoto, Director of Art & Design please email dmatsumoto@annamaria.edu. If you wish to send us your portfolio on a flash drive, please include a Word document listing the title, size, media, and date of your work. Please direct questions to David Wackell at dwackell@annamaria.edu.

Please address physical portfolio submissions to:

c/o David Wackell
Box E
Department of Art and Design
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612

Scholarships are also awarded every January to select students participating in the Secondary School Art Scholarship Competition. Please see accordion menu below for a complete prospectus and submission form.

New England Secondary School Art/Design Competition

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Self-Designed Major

Suggestions for Self-Design Majors

Photography/Video
Painting/Mixed Media
Sculpture/Installation Art
Digital Arts
Performance Art
Art and Business

Self-Design Program Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the historical and cultural context of art and design
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their area(s) of specialization
  • Demonstrate perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding, and the technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s). The ability to perceptively analyze works of art and design and to critically evaluate its quality
  • Demonstrate functional competence with principles of visual organization, including the ability to work with visual elements and its application in drawing, two-dimensions and three-dimensions, color theory, and digital arts
  • Work independently on a variety of art and design projects. The ability to conceptualize, research, and produce an independent project. Produce a capstone exhibition and portfolio

Art and Design Minors

Students interested in Art and Design who major in another field may minor in art. An Art/Design minor may be of particular interest to all majors who wish to engage in a creative endeavor, or the major who may find art and design skills an asset for a career in marketing, advertising, or public relations. A portfolio presentation of basic artistic skills is required to declare a minor in art.

Students interested in art who major in another field may minor in art. An art minor may be of particular interest to all majors who wishes to engage in a creative endeavor. The Art Minor is perfect complement to any major.

  •  ART 101 Drawing I
  •  ART 103 Fundamentals of Design and Color
  •  DES 103 Introduction to Digital Design
  •  ART 204 Introduction to Sculpture and Clay
  •  ART Elective
  • Art History Elective

The art history minor is designed to offer students a broad study of forms of visual expression, including painting, sculpture, photography, videography, graphics, architecture, and contemporary media. The minor is an excellent complement all majors, offering expansive cultural knowledge.

  • ART 251 Art History I
  • ART 252 Art History II
  • ART 355 Asian Art History
  • ART 354 Modern/Contemporary Art History
  • ART 353 American Art History
  • Art History Elective (DES251 History of Graphic Design or other)

This minor and the course selection is designed to provide the Visual Art major with the necessary foundation in psychology, forming an excellent introduction to the field of Art Therapy. Note: Students must have completed PSY101, PSY207 or PSY215 prior to ATH courses.

  • ATH 150 Methods, Material, and Techniques for Art Therapists
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 207 Child Development or PSY215 Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSY 306 Abnormal Psychology
  • ATH 201 Art Therapy I
  • ATH 202 Art Therapy II

This minor in Digital Social Media Design is designed is an introduction to Media Production and Marketing. This minor will provide the fundamental tools in media production and its dissemination.

  • DES 103 Introduction to Digital Design
  • DES 110 Typography I
  • ART 239 Videography I
  • ART 248 Digital Photography I
  • MCO 209 Intro to Digital Media or BUS 270 Marketing Principles
  • ENG 312 Digital Professional Communications

A minor in Graphic Design may be of particular interest to students in the art or business programs, providing them with knowledge of technology coupled with design relevant to both the creative and professional worlds.

Requirements for Art majors:

  • DES 140 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • DES 251 History of Graphic Design
  • DES 210 Typography II
  • ART 248 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • DES ___ Upper-level Graphic Design course
  • Business or Marketing elective

Requirements for non-Art majors:

  • ART 101 Fundamentals of Design and Color
  • DES 103 Introduction to Digital Design
  • ART 248 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • DES 140 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • DES ___ Upper-level Graphic Design course
  • Business or Marketing elective

This minor is designed for any student interested in the study of Photography and Videography. The minor will provide a solid foundation in the lens and light arts, which has a myriad of applications in our media driven society.

  • DES 103 Introduction to Digital Design
  • ART 248 Digital Photography I
  • ART 239 Videography I
  • ART 249 Digital Photography II or ART 240 Videography II
  • ART/DES Elective
  • ART 354 Modern and Contemporary Art History

This minor is designed for any student interested in the study of Web Design. The minor will provide a solid foundation in web design basics, which has a myriad of applications in our media driven society.

  • DES 140 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • DES 220 Interactive Design
  • DES 221 User Experience I
  • MIS 227 Programming for Everyone I
  • DES 321 User Experience II
  • MIS 320 Programming for Everyone II

Meet Our Faculty

April Claggett

Lecturer in Art
Department of Art and Design

Sonja Czekalski

Lecturer in Art
Department of Art and Design

Kevin Gilmore

Lecturer, Art and Design
Department of Art and Design

Dyan Gulovsen

Special Lecturer, Graphic Design
Department of Art and Design

Alice Lambert

Lecturer, Art, Associate Professor in Art (emerita)
Department of Art and Design

Timmary Leary

Lecturer, Graphic Design
Department of Art and Design

Darrell Matsumoto, MFA

Associate Professor of Photography, Director of Art Programs; Director of the Art Gallery
Department of Art and Design
(508) 849-3464

Joseph Ray

Lecturer, Art & Design
Department of Art and Design

Julie Soucy Hurley

Special Lecturer, Art Therapy
Department of Art and Design

Jason Travers

Special Lecturer in Art History
Department of Art and Design

Susan Tritell

Lecturer, Art Therapy
Department of Art and Design

David Wackell

Lecturer, Art
Department of Art and Design
(508) 849-3450