The Jacksonville University Division of Visual Arts is committed to providing comprehensive degree programs of professionalism and excellence. The programs of study seek to instill in students an understanding of the rich role of art in the human experience and to develop artistic capabilities and aesthetic sensitivity. The majors offered prepare students for entry into careers as professional artists, art educators, or for graduate study.
JU's faculty, with an impressive listing of artistic and scholarly achievements, are dedicated to the success of their students. From year one, students practice their craft amid professional venues, undergo yearly reviews with faculty, and as seniors, journey through senior year experience as a cohort with peers. Majors are considered professionals in training and as majors, students have access to studios and personal reflective spaces. Finding individual artistic voice is paramount no matter which studio concentration is chosen. Time in class and in the studio, is the key to understanding artistic intent.
The photography area has a large classroom, 14 enlarger station wet darkroom, separate film processing room, digital lab with Epson printers, studio space and alternative photographic processing area.
Photography offers an individually tailored degree track where students select to pursue commercial focus or fine art photography.
All BFA Art majors will complete the following:
1. Satisfies Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirement for BFA Art majors.
*Courses are required and CANNOT be repeated for credit. All other courses may be repeated once for credit. Students may choose remaining photography courses from list to fulfill the 36 credit hours requirement.