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

Art and Design Majors

    

General Education Required by Major

  • HIS261 History of Civilization I
  • GEN181M, T and/or F: NOT GEN181A for Art and Design Majors

Important Notes:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division.
  3. Minimum major GPA of 2.50 required for all Art and Design Majors

Visual Communications Graphic Design

Overview

The 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design equips each students with the knowledge, skills, and professional practice needed for a successful career in graphic design including: print, packaging, web and multi-media design and related design areas, or to pursue related graduate education.

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 49 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART223X Photography I
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART295 Internship Seminar
  • ART395 Internship Practicum 
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES Typography
  • DES232X Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233X Digital Tools I: Photoshop 
  • DES234X Digital Tools I: In Design
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES331X Web Design I
  • DES340X Production Methods
  • DES322 Graphic Design II
  • 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 Objects of Desire: Theories of the Visual
  • DES327 Issues & Pract/Modern & Contemp Design

Studio Electives

Required = 6 Credit Hours

  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART Painting II
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding 
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART323X Photography II
  • ART419C Advanced Studio Critique
  • ART419M Advanced Studio Methods
  • DES332 Web Design II
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design
  • ART/DES390/490 Readings in Art amp; /or Design

Out of Department Electives: Required = 9 hours – must meet 120 hours required to graduate.

Visual Communication With Photography Concentration

Overview

Students may pursue a concentration in photography while receiving the core graphic design degree. Students will explore both traditional darkroom and digital photography, and graduate prepared to pursue one of the many careers available in photography. These students may also choose to study off-campus.

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 40 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART295 Internship Seminar 1-3
  • ART395 Internship Seminar 2-3
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES Typography
  • DES232X Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233X Digital Tools I: Photoshop 
  • DES234X Digital Tools I: In Design
  • DES331X Web Design I
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES322 Graphic Design II
  • DES496 Senior Proposal
  • DES497 Senior Project

History/Theory

Required = 18 Credit Hours

  • ART224 History of Art I
  • ART225 History of Art II
  • ART324 History of Art III
  • ART427 Objects of Desire: Theories of the Visual
  • DES327 Issues & Pract/Modern & Contemp Design
  • Choose one of the following:
    • ART344X Film History/Tech:American Cinema
    • MED349X Film HIstory/Tech:World Cinema
    • MED252 Visual Art & the New Media

Photography Requirements

Required = 21 Credit Hours

  • ART223X Photography I
  • ART323X Photography II
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • MED224 Photography for the Digital Media
  • ART419C Advanced Studio Critique
    • OR ART488 Photo Research (advisor approval required)
  • ART419M Advanced Studio Methods
    • OR ART488 Photo Research (advisor approval required)

Note: The courses ART419C/M Advanced Studio Critique/Methods are intended to allow the intensive experience specifically in the photography area for the student interested in pursuing this emphasis. If ART488 is chosen a special course arrangement fee will be applied.

Out of Department Electives: Required = 3-6 hours – must meet 120 hours required to graduate.

Fine Arts Studio

The 4-year Fine Arts Studio Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizes technical skills as well as conceptual and creative development. This degree prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study in fine art, art therapy, art history, or other art-related career options such as museum and gallery work. We offer expansive studio space for drawing, painting, ceramics, and traditional darkroom and digital photography. The program also includes opportunities to study off-campus both nationally and internationally.

Studio Core Requirement

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART223X Photography I
  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART315 Ceramics I
    • OR ART316 Ceramics II
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART Senior Project
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES232X Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233X Digital Tools I: Photoshop 
  • DES234X 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 Objects of Desire: Theories of the Visual

Studio Elective

Required = 18 Credit Hours

Choose any six (6) ART and/or DES prefixed elective studio courses, at least two (2) of which must be upper-division courses.

  • ART218 Printmaking I
  • ART227 Illustration I
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding 
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART323X Photography II
  • ART419C Advanced Studio Critique
  • ART419M Advanced Studio Methods
  • DES Typography
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES322 Graphic Design II
  • DES331X Web Design I
  • DES332 Web Design II
  • DES340X Production Methods
  • DES420 Advanced Graphic Design
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design (advisor approval required)
  • ART/DES390/490 Readings in Art &/or Design (advisor approval required)

Out of Department Electives: Required = 9 hours – must meet 120 hours required to graduate.

General Art

The General Art major reflects the Fine Arts Studio major, but is designed for students wanting optimal flexibility to double major, minor in another area (such as graphic design) or to facilitate transfer from another institution.

Studio Core Requirements

Required = 28 Credit Hours

  • ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Process
  • ART111 Drawing I
  • ART211 Drawing II
  • ART212 Painting I
  • ART217 Sculpture I
  • ART223X Photography I
  • ART496 Senior Proposal
  • ART497 Senior Project
  • DES121 Design I
  • DES122 Three Dimensional Design
  • DES232X Digital Tools I: Illustrator
  • DES233X Digital Tools I: Photoshop 
  • DES234X 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 Objects of Desire: Theories of the Visual

Studio Art Electives

Required = 12 Credit Hours

Choose a minimum four (4) of the following upper division studio courses:

  • ART311 Drawing III
  • ART314 Watercolor
  • ART315 Ceramics: Handbuilding 
  • ART316 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique
  • ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods
  • ART323X Photography II
  • ART419C Advanced Studio Critique
  • ART419M Advanced Studio Methods
  • DES321 Graphic Design I
  • DES322 Graphic Design II
  • DES331X Web Design I
  • DES332 Web Design II
  • DES340X Production Methods
  • DES420 Advanced Graphic Design
  • ART/DES388 Directed Research in Art &/or Design (advisor approval required)
  • ART/DES390 Readings in Art &/or Design (advisor approval required)

Electives

In addition to the 12 hours of upper division studio electives, students must complete 27 hours of elective credit, which may be divided between the Department of Art and Design and out-of department electives. A total of 14 additional elective credits may be taken in Art & Design and these may include ART218 Printing I , ART227 Illustration I , and DES Typography. Must meet 120 hours.



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