Undergraduate Catalog - School of Art Design and Architecture - 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: Film and Video Major

Required = 79 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 64 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES231 Digital Tools
  • FLM241 Media Theory I
  • FLM242 Media Theory II
  • FLM243 Video Production I
  • FLM295 Professional Practices in Film and Video
  • FLM330 Documentary Filmmaking
  • FLM339 Advanced Video Production
  • FLM343 Video Production II
  • FLM344 Film History I: American Cinema
  • FLM345 Film History I: World Cinema
  • FLM395 Internship Practicum in Film and Video
  • FLM444 Advanced Video Production
  • FLM496 Senior Proposal
  • FLM497 Senior Project 

Art and Design History/Theory Requirements

Required = 3 Credit Hours

NOTE: At least 3 hours of History/Theory and/or Studio Electives must be upper division.

Select one of the following:

  • ART225 History of Art II
  • ART245 Comic Books and Graphic Novels
  • ART324 History of Art III
  • ART427 Theories of the Visual
  • DES327 History of Graphic Design
  • Art and Design Studio Electives

    Required = 12 Credit Hours

    Select four of the following:

    • ARC381 Architectural Study Tour
    • ART221 Painting I
    • ART217 Sculpture I
    • ART222 Studio Photography
    • ART223 Darkroom Photography
    • ART227 Illustration I
    • ART311 Drawing III
    • ART323 Advanced Photography
    • DES228 Typography I
    • DES321 Graphic Design I

    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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