Art + Design Community
Welcome to the Art + Design Department


Explore a creative community space where ideas and curiosity flourish.

La Sierra University

Art + Design Department

The studios are filled with natural light, and faced with murals created by both international artists and our own students.

We are a Creative Community

Life Outside of the Classroom

Art + Design life outside of the classroom. Visit Salvation Mountain, build a skateboard, experience a Professional photoshoot and share a meal with friends.

Together We See


A+D Yearbook: 198 Page magazine (available for order) documenting A+D activities for the 2018–2019 year.

Sabbath Hikes


Art + Design students and faculty at La Sierra University, spend the Sabbath hiking in the Mecca Hills, exploring Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon.

Going to the Mecca Hills was a whole new experience for me; I was star-struck by the sheer enormity of the slot canyons surrounding me. The entire day I was filled with such wonder and peace, and I can’t wait to adventure through more beautiful places like this in the future.
–Kayla Perkins

“It liberated my mind from the mundane” – Linette Secoff

Terrill Thomas

Terrill Thomas is a design educator, photographer and artist, who is driven by fearless curiosity and a passion for thinking of  experiences in 360, creating  spaces  for creative expertise  to flourish in community.

Terrill Thomas maintains an active design practice through his design company T13MEDIA, LLC, and is involved in LA  and Orange County arts communities. Past professional experience includes designing and publishing over 40 issues of M Music & Musicians Magazine. At La Sierra Thomas teaches Digital Photography, Motion Graphics, Web Design, Publication Design, Typography and Life Drawing.



Tim Musso teaches graphic design and printmaking at La Sierra University. He can be seen fearlessly exploring the great outdoors on his Sabbaticals and Summer breaks.

He recently completed a 1000 mile Hayduke Trial during his last 10 week Sabbatical. His art and philosophy is featured in this short film “Passing Through.”