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Online Art & Design Degrees

Transform Your World Through Art and Design

Unlock your creative potential and start down the path to a rewarding career in art and design. With a shared core that includes topics like web design and photography, you can pursue a career in art direction, graphic design, animation, or anything in between.

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Take classes that fit your schedule while accessing the same tools, resources, and support as on-campus students.

Tailor Your Degree

Our rigorous curriculum provides ample opportunity to take courses that fit your interests. Customize your degree to meet your unique goals. 

Transfer Policy

Lindenwood’s generous transfer policy lets you complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

Discover the potential for creative and professional fulfillment with online Art & Design degrees from Lindenwood University. The programs explore creativity, master of technique, craftsmanship, problem-solving, project development, and teamwork — all of which pave the way for success in a diverse range of career opportunities. 

Our online Art and Design degree programs provide opportunities to collaborate with your peers and faculty. In addition, you will be able to attend an optional art and design seminar that lets you speak with other students and learn from guest speakers.

Online Art & Design Degree Programs

Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

Program Benefits

  • Recognized as one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges for a bachelor’s degree in Art & Design by OnlineU in 2019 and 2020
  • Transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and military benefits
  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats

The online Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design degree will set you up for success in your chosen career path. The curriculum consists of 120 credit hours — 72 credit hours of general education requirements and electives, 30 credit hours of foundation courses, and 12 credit hours of any art and design electives — and you can specialize in the area that is most interesting to you.

The program is ideal for art and design students looking to diversify their experience in preparation for a career in today’s art and design fields, so you’re ready to succeed regardless of what path you want to take.

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Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

Program Benefits

  • Ranked in the top five Best Online Bachelor’s in Art and Art History Programs of 2020 by Best Colleges
  • Transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and military benefits
  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats

The online Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture degree program delves into how works of art function as products of their cultures. The curriculum focuses on how and why art is created and will help you develop an appreciation and understanding of the creative process.

The flexible curriculum is ideal for adding a double major or minor, and with opportunities to study abroad or listen to guest speakers, you can take advantage of a truly immersive and diverse online degree program.

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Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

Program Benefits

  • Ranked No. 1 by The Best Schools for the Best Online Bachelor’s in Game Design Programs
  • Ranked No. 2 on Best Colleges’ list of the Best Online Bachelor’s in Video Game Design Programs
  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats

Our online Bachelor of Arts in Game Design program will help you develop the skills you need to succeed in the growing and competitive gaming industry. Learn from an expert faculty and grow your understanding of advanced game design and production.

With a curriculum that focused on aesthetics, immersion, usability, and game economics, you are only required to have a basic knowledge of programming. You will have the opportunity to learn on two- and three-dimensional game engines such as Unreal and Unity.

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Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

Program Benefits

  • Ranked as one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges for a bachelor’s degree in Art & Design by OnlineU in 2019 and 2020
  • Transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and military benefits
  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats

The online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design program will equip you will the skills you need to break into the digital art and design industry. There are four available concentrations — digital art, digital photography, graphic design, and web and user experience.

The program consists of 120 credit hours — 42 credit hours devoted to general education requirements, a core of 36 credit hours that explore the foundations of art and design and includes a capstone course, and 42 credit hours dedicated to your chosen concentration.

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Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

Program Benefits

  • 100% online courses
  • Ranked as one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges for a bachelor’s degree in fashion by OnlineU in 2019 and 2020
  • Transfer up to 90 credits

Launch your career in the fashion industry with an online Bachelor of Science in Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship from Lindenwood University. The curriculum is designed for those looking to understand the business side of the fashion industry and teaches the principles and concepts in fashion design and business, with the goal of earning your own business in the industry.

An online fashion business degree will provide you with practical, real-world knowledge that will help you hone your entrepreneurial skills. The program also offers the opportunity to take part in Lindenwood’s Fashion Design and Business Advisory Council, which includes mock interviews, networking opportunities, and insightful discussions with regional fashion-related businesses and professionals.

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Online, Asynchronous

12-24 months* Duration

36 Credits

Program Benefits

  • Recognized as one of the Best Online Programs for Master’s in Art and Art History by TheBestSchools.org
  • Complete as quickly as one year
  • 100% online

Deepen your understanding of approaches and materials used in the art world throughout history with our Master of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture program. The program can be completed as quickly as one year and focuses on both the traditional and modern approaches to the discipline.

You can also customize the program so that it suits your unique interests by taking elective courses on topics such as Baroque art, the history of photography, and the history of costume design and fashion.

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Online, Asynchronous

12-24 months Duration

36 Credits

Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • Complete as quickly as one year
  • Recognized as one of the Best Online Small Business Management Degree Programs by Intelligent

Develop the skills to run your own business with an online Master of Science in Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship. The program is focused on topics that are crucial to success in the field and provides the opportunity to learn from guest speakers in the fashion industry.

This online program also provides the unique opportunity to attend Fashion Week events and participate in Lindenwood’s Fashion Design and Business Advisory Council.

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What Can I Do With Art & Design Degrees?

Graduating with a BA in Art & Design equips you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of fulfilling and lucrative career paths. Whether your interests rest in fine arts, fashion, graphic design, or anything in between, there’s a place for you in the workforce. Some of the potential careers include:

  • Graphic designers: $53,380 per year2
  • Special effects artists and animators: $77,700 per year4
  • Art directors: $97,270 per year5

13% Industry growth rate for web design1

23,900 Annual openings for graphic designers2

$41.8 billion The global graphic design market’s worth3

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To check if you are eligible to receive benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. At the bottom of the main page you will click on either service member benefits or family member benefits.

We do not charge any fees in addition to tuition.

You may incur costs beyond tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and other fees. Take these costs into consideration as you budget for your education. Learn more about tuition and financial aid options here.

Yes. The online BA in Art and Design program allows you to transfer up to 90 credits. Learn more about our transfer policy here.

Yes. The online BA in Art and Design program offers full-time and part-time options.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.