Would you like to develop your skills, deepen your ideas, and sharpen your creative edge?
Our 55-credit BA in Art offers the opportunity to add a minor or a second major for those considering art therapy, art entrepreneurship, or another interdisciplinary line of study. The program culminates in the development of a personal body of work that develops from initial research to final exhibition over two semesters.
We offer the same professional, comprehensive studio art program you would expect to find in a large public university in a small, Christian environment.
Why Art at Judson?
Our scenic riverside campus makes a beautiful home, and the museums, galleries, and design studios of Chicago are within easy reach.
Tools & Resources
You will benefit from access to:
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Studios for drawing, painting and ceramics
- Photography studio with a green screen and dark room
- Digital labs with laser, large-format, and risograph printers
- Use of laser cutters and 3D printers
- Printmaking and Letterpress studios
- Individual studio spaces for upper-level students
Art & Design alumni stay connected to mentor current students.
Art & Design Department
Learn more about the other programs offered in the Art & Design Department.
World Class Facilities
All Art & Design courses are taught in the 88,000 square foot, LEED Gold Certified Harm A. Weber Academic Center. You will have access to drawing, painting, and ceramics studios, individual studio spaces and much more. As one of the most energy-efficient buildings of its kind in North America, the Weber Center sets a lofty bar for environmental stewardship.
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Get Real World Experience
The Art program requires an internship during your senior year. Judson students have interned at places like:
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Rockford Art Museum
- Catalog Photo Studios
- Print Shops
What Can You Do with an Art Degree?
Judson graduates from the Art program have gone on to work as:
- K-12 Educators
- University Professors
- Art Therapists
Studio Art grads often also pursue graduate school, at places like:
- Cranbrook Academy of Art
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Art Institute of Chicago
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Draewell Gallery
Our on campus not-for-profit gallery exhibits local and national artists with the goals of fostering an appreciation for the arts on campus through visual engagement and the creation of public dialogue regarding issues important to Judson’s core mission.
Each spring, seniors in our art, design, and architecture programs present their final projects in a professional gallery setting.