Department of Art and Design
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The faculty of the Department of Art and Design at Monmouth University is a community of professional artists and designers who, working together, have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes and creates unique learning experiences in animation, graphic design, interactive media, and photography as well as in visual aesthetics and traditional studio art.
We respond to contemporary needs within the visual communication field by offering a competitive BFA degree with concentrations in both Graphic Design and Animation. The BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design has the complete designer in mind with instruction spanning print design, motion graphics, and web design. The BFA with a concentration in Animation explores all aspects of storyboarding, sequencing, 3D model development, rendering, animation, and sound.
Our studio-based BA degrees are designed for students who want a strong and expansive studio experience in the visual arts. The BA in Art with a concentration in Photography is a focused course of study in the aesthetic and technical aspects of fine and applied photographic practice, including an array of digital and film-based skills. BA in Art candidates complete traditional courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. The BA in Art student also has the option for advanced focus in a specific area of interest by completing up to 12 credits of independent study.
For students training to become teachers, we offer the BA in Art and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education or with Endorsement in K-12 Education in Art. Students who follow this course of study complete a range of traditional studio art courses while also completing their School of Education course requirements.
Art History is included in all of our majors and enriches the program experience. We also offer specialized Minors in Art History, Graphic Design/Computer Graphics, Interactive Media, and Photography.
Monmouth University’s Department of Art and Design is committed to educating students who seek a strong and challenging studio experience within an intimate learning environment. We also believe that providing educational opportunities beyond the classroom is both a relevant and rewarding experience for our students. With this goal in mind, we require all of our students to complete an off-site internship as one of their requirements towards graduation.