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Department of Art & Design


Judson University's Department of Art and Design offers degree programs in Fine Art, General Art,  Graphic Design, Art: Photography, and Art: Film and Video. The department is part of the School of Art, Design and Architecture. We are housed in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, a green facility, which offers studio space for all of our students and houses the university's library. Our convenient Chicagoland location delivers close access to metropolitan exposure with professional internship and exhibition opportunities, while providing a scenic campus to call home.

The Difference

We offer a small school culture and big university programming with connections to Chicago, degree programs of 70+ credit hours, experienced faculty teaching at all levels (including the first year), lots of guest critics and visiting lecturers, workshops, and professional internships after only two years of coursework.

Of all our peer institutions nationwide, we offer one of the most comprehensive 4-year fine art and graphic design educations, the greenest facilities, and the greatest number of career-ready students.

Our students are serious about learning, and our art programs, design programs, and film and photography programs give them the class time and faculty knowledge to do it.

Interested in our Program?

Judson University's Department of Art and Design offers knowledgeable faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and programming that will help you prepare for a career in the arts. Over the past five years our incoming students have averaged a 23 on their ACT's. This translates into students who are interested in learning and creating a studio culture that prepares them to achieve excellence. With almost twice as many studio classes as our competing institutions, class sizes limited to 15 students, and studio classes with only fellow School of Art, Design and Architecture students, our students learn at an accelerated rate and graduate prepared to achieve success in the real world.

Art and Design Merit Scholarships

Need some financial help (who doesn't)? We offer Merit Scholarships to incoming art and design majors based on a digital portfolio evaluation on top of the financial aid the university already offers.

Four-Year Plans

Want to graduate in 4 years? Our four-year plans are designed as a road map to help you do that. All the major courses are highlighted in bold.

Transfer Guidelines

Interested in transferring to Judson from another institution? For general information about transferring to Judson, click here. For additional details about transferring to the Art and Design Department, see the transfer student portfolio requirements

Kevin Lipp - Spotlight

Kevin Lipp

Kevin Lipp

“Judson definitely set me up for success in the print-based industry of graphic design. They gave me a chance to discover my own aesthetic and prepare myself for the reality of the competitive nature of the industry, especially in the freelance realm.” Kevin Lipp graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Visual Communications and currently serves as a graphic designer for Crossway Books.

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