Would you like to develop your skills, deepen your ideas, and sharpen your creative edge? Our 79 credit-hour Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Studio Art will prepare you for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options in fine art such as museum and gallery work. In this program, you will develop a personal body of work that dewelopers from initial research to final exhibition over the last 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 Studio Art at Judson?
Our scenic riverside campus makes a beautiful home, and the museums, galleries, and design studios of Chicago B 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
- Individual studio spaces for upper-level students
Art & Design alumni stay connected to mentor current students.
Art & Design Department
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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 Studio Art program requires an internship during your senior year. Judson students have interned at places like:
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Rockford Art Museum
What Can You Do with a Studio Art Degree?
Judson graduates from the Studio Art program have gone on to work as:
- University Professors
- Art Therapists
Studio Art grads often also pursue graduate school, at places like:
- Cranbrook Academy of Art
- Rhode Island School of Design
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Judson’s education programs are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The education programs align with the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and prepare candidates for Illinois licensure. Any candidates wishing to teach in another state should check with that state’s board of education to determine the ease of transferring the Illinois license.