Passion for creativity and a love of the fine arts is very much a part of the Burlington College culture. Our small college setting in Burlington, Vermont has much to offer our creative arts students in the way of inspiration, exploration and cultural venues. We challenge students to achieve high levels of written, oral, and artistic communication; critical and reflective thinking; creativity; and social, historical, and scientific awareness. Students share responsibility with their teachers and academic advisors for planning and pursuing their studies and evaluating their work.

We help students acquire knowledge and develop skills that will allow them to build meaningful livelihood. We prepare our students to act guided by social consciousness and self-awareness in the local, national, and global communities where they study, work, and live.

The Art and Design department offers a wide range of degree programs including:

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Interdisciplinary Arts

Bachelor of Arts
Fine Arts

Associate of Arts
Graphic Design

Dana Heffern - Chair, Art+Design
M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
Dana has worked as a fine artist, interior designer, and N.Y.C. Broadway scenic artist for over a decade. She led the painting crews for Tony award-winning scenery shows such as Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Mamma Mia. Her artwork and interior design spaces can be found in New York City, Ohio, Florida, Vermont, and New Hampshire.