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Art Major 

Undergraduate

The Art program at Saint Joseph’s University provides students with valuable problem-solving and technical hands-on skills and encourage students to think creatively, to take risks, and to be innovative. Studio classes are small, and students receive a great deal of one-on-one attention.

The program boasts three dedicated buildings that include a digital lab with high-end computers, printers and state-of-the-art software for graphic design and digital photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture studios, a darkroom, shooting studio, a kiln house complete with electric, gas, and raku kilns, and classrooms.

Art students have many opportunities to exhibit their work on campus and to pursue internships that help secure jobs after graduation. Saint Joseph's University's proximity to Philadelphia allows studio classes to visit Philadelphia-area museums and galleries for field trips and on-location assignments.

 

Art Education Major

Art and Education Double Major

Undergraduate

Students can major in Art and Education by taking courses in the Art and Education departments.  The Art and Art History department also offers a course on art education.

A double major in art and education prepares teachers to inspire young artists in a variety of environments. Students can become certified in Art (Pre-K - 12) in Pennsylvania. Students who would like to double major in art and education will be paired with advisors in the Art and Art History Department and the Department of Teacher Education. Please contact the Art and Art History Department and the Department of Teacher Education to receive information about the current program requirements.

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Art History Major

Undergraduate

In a world full of images, Art History offers a critical means of understanding visual culture in an increasingly globalized world. The Art History program at Saint Joseph’s covers major artistic developments in traditional and new media throughout history. Art History is an interdisciplinary field that encourages students to explore the many intersections between art and politics, religion, science, history and philosophy, among many other areas. Through close analysis of art and architecture Art History students develop strong critical evaluation skills and a wide-ranging cultural literacy.

Art History students can see art and architecture in person in Philadelphia and other nearby cities, including New York. They also study abroad and have the opportunity to pursue internships that help secure jobs after graduation. In their senior year, Art History students take a research seminar focusing on a topic of their choice related to their career plans after graduation and then complete an internship connected to this topic.

Students studying Art History go on to a wide range of careers, including museums, galleries, publishing, education, and fashion. As a strong liberal art undergraduate degree, Art History prepares students for a wide range of other career paths, as well. With Saint Joseph’s partnership with the Barnes Foundation, students soon will be able to take advantage of the galleries in Saint Joseph’s University’s new Frances Maguire Art Museum.

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Art Minor 

Undergraduate

The Art program at Saint Joseph’s University provides students with valuable problem-solving and technical hands-on skills and encourage students to think creatively, to take risks, and to be innovative. Studio classes are small, and students receive a great deal of one-on-one attention.

The program boasts three dedicated buildings that include a digital lab with high-end computers, printers and state-of-the-art software for graphic design and digital photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture studios, a darkroom, shooting studio, a kiln house complete with electric, gas, and raku kilns, and classrooms.

Art students have many opportunities to exhibit their work on campus and to pursue internships that help secure jobs after graduation. Saint Joseph's University's proximity to Philadelphia allows studio classes to visit Philadelphia-area museums and galleries for field trips and on-location assignments.

 

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Art History Minor

Undergraduate

In a world full with images, Art History offers a critical means of understanding visual culture in an increasingly globalized world. The Art History program at Saint Joseph’s covers major artistic developments in traditional and new media throughout history. Art History is an interdisciplinary field that encourages students to explore the many intersections between art and politics, religion, science, history and philosophy, among many other areas. Through close analysis of art and architecture Art History students develop strong critical evaluation skills and a wide-ranging cultural literacy.

Saint Joseph's University's proximity to Philadelphia and New York allows Art History students to see in person buildings as well as artworks at the many art museums and galleries in these cities. Art History students also study abroad, gaining exposure to some of the most renowned works of art and architecture around the globe. Art History students have the opportunity to pursue internships, as well, that help secure jobs after graduation. In their senior year, Art History students take a research seminar focusing on a topic of their choice related to their career plans after graduation and then complete an internship connected to this topic.

Students studying Art History go on to a wide range of careers, including museums, galleries, publishing, education, and fashion. As a strong liberal art undergraduate degree, Art History prepares students for a wide range of other career paths, as well. With Saint Joseph’s partnership with the Barnes Foundation, students soon will be able to take advantage of the galleries in Saint Joseph’s University’s new Frances Maguire Art Museum.

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Graphic Design Minor

Undergraduate

Visual communication is vital in the world today. The Graphic Design minor is a cross-disciplinary minor including the Art, Communications and Media Studies, and Marketing departments. Graphic design students develop skills in visual organization, information hierarchy, branding, and typography. They develop an understanding of principles of color and composition and analysis and idea generation using industry standard graphics software. Students also learn about problem solving and the role of design in society. The graphic design program at Saint Joseph’s also assists students secure internships that help secure employment after graduation.

Foundation courses (4 required courses)
ART 190 Fundamentals of Graphic Design OR COM 202 Digital Aesthetics: Graphic Design
COM 372 Web Design
ART 290 Typography
ART 390 Commercial Design

Elective courses (choose 2)
ART 173 Digital Photography 1
ART 392 Digital Design
ART 490 Capstone team-based course taught with external client
COM 441 Social Media and Community Engagement
COM 442 Non-Profit Communications
COM 473 Advanced Design
MKT 303 Marketing Communications

Find online forms to declare primary and secondary majors and minors.
Students need any 6 art courses for an art minor, any 6 art history courses for an art history minor.

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