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Program Overview

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?

Location

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

Alumni Network

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 Studio Art program requires an internship during your senior year. Judson students have interned at places like:

  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Etc

What Can You Do with a Studio Art Degree?

Judson graduates from the Studio Art program have gone on to work as:

  • Artists
  • University Professors
  • Art Therapists
  • Photographers

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

Program Accreditation

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.

Find Success at Judson

One of the most rewarding moments in my life was attending Judson. The foundational principles the Department of Art & Design uses in nurturing its student’s professional calling, primed me for where I am today as an artist. I steadily developed under a robust learning curve that was rooted in problem solving, sustainability, and the symbiosis of faith and practice. A rare gem among today’s western academic education.
CONRAD EGYIRBA in Art, 2015 MFA in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2018 Conrad’s work was featured in Beyonce’s 2020 film Black is King