Belhaven University Tradigital Fusing Traditional Art & Digital Processes

Tradigital art and design incorporates traditional and digital processes in the creation of a work. Building on Belhaven's long standing history of artistic and technical excellence, the Tradigital program aims to prepare students for demanding creative, tech-driven industries.

Tech & Tools

Tradigital students explore authentic processes of art & design through the digital and physical production of work in a variety of traditional and emerging mediums.

Traditional mediums, foundational design methodology, digital processes, and the latest modern technology all mix beautifully together to expand a creative's toolbox and skillset to fit the demands of a modern marketplace.


Unlike photocopies, this device redraws a sketch with the same elements the artist used.

“Belhaven is among some of the first universities to offer this unique integration of practical and foundational work in visual art and graphic design,” said Jon Micah Tyson, co-chair of the Belhaven University Art and Design Department.


With the latest hardware and software, a sculpture created in a traditional art class can take on a new life through scanning and animation.

What will I study?

  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Art History
  • Aesthetics
  • Photography
  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Design
  • Print Design
  • Digital Imaging and Animation


David Sprayberry and Bryant Butler