BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) DEGREES
- Bachelor of Arts in Art - offers the student an understanding of several media and approaches to visual arts as it relates to the pursuit of arts administration, and/or fields within the arts.
- Bachelor of Arts in Dance - offers the student intensive training in technique and choreography with the flexibility to study in depth in other fields and disciplines.
- Bachelor of Arts in Film - offers students the opportunity to explore film history, theory, and criticism in depth along with a hands-on introduction to production. This combination of theoretical study with production experience gives students a unique understanding of how film creates meaning.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music - offers emphases in a typical liberal arts curriculum. This generalist degree prepares students for careers or further study on advanced degrees that require a more general background. Students are also required to identify and pursue a 16-credit hour area of emphasis in music such as commercial music, jazz studies, music performance, or musical theatre.
- Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts - offers a four-year comprehensive program designed to prepare students majoring in Theatre Arts for advanced studies in theatre or related fields and for students seeking professional and non-professional work in theatre.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) DEGREES
For those who qualify and envision careers as teachers or practicing visual or performing artists, the College offers these pre-professional degrees:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - includes an art core and a variety of coursework focused on all aspects of computer animation from design through rendering with an emphasis on narrative animation production. This degree is designed for those interested in a career in animation as well as those wanting to pursue graduate work in the field.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art - includes an art core and five concentration options: ceramics, glass, graphic design, photography, and sculpture. Each is designed to facilitate conceptual and technical skill sets pursuant to mastering one medium with the intent of pursuing a professional artist career.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance - offers a four-year pre-professional program of study, preparing the student for a professional career as performer or choreographer in a dance-related field. Opportunities are provided for the student to gain the necessary practical experience in dance performance, choreography, pedagogy, teaching, and other practical technical skills.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre - is a professional interdisciplinary degree that provides immersive study in the areas of music and vocal performance, theatre, and dance. This degree prepares students for careers as performers or for further advanced study.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM) DEGREES
- Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory -is a professional program that prepares students for graduate study and careers in in composition and theory.
- Bachelor of Music in Performance - is a professional program that prepares students for graduate study and careers in professional musical performance of classical music.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (BME) DEGREE
- Bachelor of Music Education - provides a curriculum with a strong music concentration in any instrument or voice, with general distribution requirements to ensure a liberal arts education. Students normally complete the 120-credit hour curriculum in four years. Students complete certification to teach music in kindergarten through twelfth grades in public schools in Florida (and other states) after completing the 120-credit hour curriculum. Students are also prepared for graduate study in music education.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) DEGREE
- Bachelor of Science in Music Business - is a generalist degree in music business. Students are also required to complete an option in management or music technology. This degree prepares students for careers in the music business or for further advanced study.
MASTERS OF FINE ARTS (MFA) DEGREES
- Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography - is a 2 year low-residency program emphasizing choreography and the creative process of generating new works that are grounded in both classical and contemporary dance genres. Each year the program starts with a 6-week Summer Intensive, followed by two non-resident semesters using a combination of distance study with JU Faculty and mentors who work one-on-one with each student to expand their project-based work. An additional one-week mini-residency on campus to work with undergraduate students setting their creative work and developing pedagogical approaches is also included.
- Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Arts - is a low-residency program with a mix of delivery formats. It is an interdisciplinary approach to the fine arts with emphasis on discovering connections between disciplines rather than a new, isolated form of study. Students will graduate with a terminal degree making them qualified to teach at the college level or work internationally as an Artist. Each year the program starts with a 6-week Summer Intensive, followed by two non-resident semesters using a combination of distance study with JU Faculty and mentors who work one-on-one with each student to expand their project-based work. An additional one-week mini-residency on campus to work with undergraduate students setting their creative work and developing pedagogical approaches is also included.
- Baccalaureate/JD Program - is a 3/3 Program that allows selected JU students to enter the Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) after completing only three years of undergraduate study at JU under the conditions enumerated below. Participants will earn both a baccalaureate degree and a JD under the 6-year program.
For a listing of College of Fine Arts minors, see Minor sections in each division or department.