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

  • ART224 applies to major and gen ed/History requirements, except for Film and Video majors who may take ART224 as a gen ed.
  • ART111, ART123, FLM344 and/or FLM345 may apply to the 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
  • Out of Department electives may added as necessary to fulfill 120 hour graduation requirement

Art Major

Required = 55 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 34 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES232 Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233 Digital Tools I: Photoshop
  • DES234 Digital Tools I: In 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 Art Electives

Required = 9 Credit Hours

Choose three (3) of the following studio courses. One of which must be 3D, and two (2) or which must be upper-division courses:

  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking
  • ART227 Illustration
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART312 Painting II
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design (advisor approval required)
  • ART/DES390 Readings in Art &/or Design (advisor approval required)

Art: Film and Video Major

Required = 70 Credit Hours

Art and Design Foundations Courses

Required = 19 Credit Hours

  • DES121 Design I
  • DES 122 Three Dimensional Design
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • DES232 Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233 Digital Tools I: Photoshop
  • DES234 Digital Tools I: In Design
  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Processes

Discipline Specific Art and Design Courses

Required = 30 Credit Hours

  • FLM243 Video Production I
  • FLM295 Professional Practices in Film and Video
  • ART319M Intermediate Methods
  • ART319C Intermediate Critique
  • FLM330 Documentary Filmmaking
  • FLM339 Digital Film Effects
  • FLM343 Video Production II
  • FLM395 Practicum in Film and Video
  • FLM444 Advanced Video Production
  • FLM496 Senior Proposal
  • FLM497 Senior Project

History/Theory Courses

Required = 12 Credit Hours

  • FLM241 Media Theory I
  • FLM242 Media Theory II
  • FLM344 Film History i: American Cinema
  • FLM345 Film History II: World Cinema

Art and Design History/Theory Electives

Required = 3 Credit Hours

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 History/Theory Electives

Required = 6 Credit Hours

Select TWO of the following:

  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART222 Studio Photography
  • ART223 Darkroom Photography
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART311 Drawing II
  • ART323 Advanced Photography
  • DES328 Typography
  • DES321 Graphic Design I

Art: Photography Major

Required = 70 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 31 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART295 Internship Seminar
  • ART395 Internship Practicum
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES228 Typography
  • DES232 Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233 Digital Tools I: Photoshop
  • DES234 Digital Tools I: InDesign
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES331 Web Design I

History/Theory

Required = 12 Credit Hours

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

Photography Requirements

Required = 24 Credit Hours

  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART222 Studio Photography
  • ART223 Darkroom Photography
  • ART323 Advanced Photography
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project

Studio Electives

Required = 3 Credit Hours

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • DES332 Web Design II

Graphic Design Major

Required = 70 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 52 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART295 Internship Seminar 
  • ART395 Internship Practicum 
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES228 Typography
  • DES232  Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233  Digital Tools I: Photoshop
  • DES234  Digital Tools I: InDesign
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES322 Graphic Design II
  • DES331 Web Design I
  • DES340 Production Methods
  • DES420 Advanced Graphic Design
  • DES496 Senior Proposal
  • DES497 Senior Project

History/Theory Requirements

Required = 15 Credit Hours

  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART225 History of Art II
  • ART324 History of Art III
  • ART427 Theories of the Visual
  • DES327 History of Graphic Design

Studio Electives

Required = 3 Credit Hours

  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART222 Studio Photography
  • ART223 Darkroom Photography
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART419C Advanced Studio Critique
  • ART419M Advanced Studio Methods
  • DES332 Web Design II
  • 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 = 70 Credit Hours

Studio Core Requirement

Required = 43 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding
    • OR ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES232 Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233Digital Tools I: Photoshop
  • DES234 Digital Tools I: InDesign

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 = 15 Credit Hours

Choose any five (5) ART and/or DES prefixed elective studio courses, at least two (2) of which must be upper-division courses.

  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • 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
  • DES321 Graphic Design 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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