Undergraduate Catalog - Art and Design Majors | Judson University Christian College

Art and Design Majors

General Education Required by Art and Design Majors (non-degred students)

  • ART224 applies to major and/or gen ed/History requirements.
  • ART111, ART123, DES121, FLM344 and FLM345 may apply to major and gen ed/Visual and Performing Arts requirements.

Important Notes for all Art and Design Majors:

  • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  • 40% of major requirements must be upper division.
  • Minimum major GPA of 2.50 required for all Art and Design Majors

Art Major

Required = 55 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 37 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART295 Professional Practices in Art
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART395 Internship Practicum in Art
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES231 Digital Tools

Art and Design History/Theory Requirements

Required = 9 Credit Hours

  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART225 History of Art II
  • ART324 History of Art III

Studio Art Electives

Required = 9 Credit Hours

Choose 9 hours from the following studio courses, 3 hours must be 3D, and 6 hours must be upper division.

  • ARC381 Architectural Study Tour 
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design (1-3 hours, advisor approval required)
  • ART/DES390/490 Readings in Art &/or Design (1-3 hours, advisor approval required)

Art: Photography Major

Required = 79 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 55 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART222 Studio Photography
  • ART223 Darkroom Photography
  • ART323 Advanced Photography
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project
  • ART295 Professional Practices in Art
  • ART395 Internship Practicum in Art
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES228 Typography I
  • DES231 Digital Tools
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES331 Web Design I

Art and Design History/Theory Requirements

Required = 12 Credit Hours

  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART225 History of Art II
  • ART324 History of Art III
  • ART330 History of Photography

Studio Elective

Required = 12 Credit Hours

Select 12 hours from the following, at least 4 hours must be upper division.

  • ARC381 Architectural Study Tour
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • DES332 Web Desing II
  • FLM243 Video Production I

Graphic Design Major

Required = 79 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 55 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES228 Typography I
  • DES229 Typography II
  • DES231  Digital Tools
  • DES295 Professional Practices in Graphic Design
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES322 Graphic Design II
  • DES331 Web Design I
  • DES332 Web Design II
  • DES340 Production Methods
  • DES395 Internship Practicum in Graphic Design
  • DES420 Advanced Graphic Design
  • DES496 Senior Proposal
  • DES497 Senior Project

Art and Design History/Theory Requirements

Required = 9 Credit Hours

  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART225 History of Art II
  • DES327 History of Graphic Design

Art and Design History/Theory Electives

Required = 3 Credit Hours

Choose one of the following:

  • ART324 History of Art III
  • ART427 Theories of the Visual
  • FLM344 Film History I: American Cinema
  • FLM345 Film History I: World Cinema

Studio Electives

Required = 12 Credit Hours

Choose 12 hours of studio electives:

  • ARC381 Architectural Study Tour
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART222 Studio Photography
  • ART223 Darkroom Photography
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • FLM243 Video Production I
  • FLM343 Video Production II
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design (1-3 hours, advisor approval required)
  • ART/DES390/490 Readings in Art and; /or Design (1-3 hours, advisor approval required)

 Studio Art Major

Required = 79 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirement

Required = 46 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART295 Professional Practices in Art
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
    • OR ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART395 Internship Practicum in Art
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES231 Digital Tools

Art and Design History/Theory Requirements

Required = 12 Credit Hours

  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART225 History of Art II
  • ART324 History of Art III
  • ART427 Theories of the Visual

Studio Elective

Required = 21 Credit Hours

Choose 21 hours of ART and/or DES prefixed elective studio courses, at least 7 hours must be upper-division.

  • ARC381 Architectural Study Tour
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART222 Studio Photography
  • ART223 Darkroom Photography
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART419C Advanced Studio Critique
  • ART419M Advanced Studio Methods
  • DES228 Typography I
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • FLM243 Video Production I 
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design (1-3 hours, advisor approval required)
  • ART/DES390/490 Readings in Art &/or Design (1-3 hours, advisor approval required)


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