Visual Arts

Degrees & Programs

Students have the opportunity to study visual arts either as a vocation or as a means of increasing cultural awareness. The department is keenly interested in students who choose visual art as their occupation and who want to devote themselves to the period of intensive training necessary for their profession. It is also concerned with those whose interests may be avocational rather than professional, who recognize the cultural advantages to be obtained from the study of visual art, or who find in artistic experience a high degree of personal enjoyment and satisfaction.

Degrees

  • Major in Film, B.F.A.
  • Major in Fine Art, B.F.A.
  • Major in Graphic Design, B.F.A.
  • Major in Photography, B.F.A.
  • Major in Art, Fine Art Emphasis, B.A.
  • Major in Art, Photography Emphasis, B.A.
  • Major in Design, Graphic Design Emphasis, B.A.
  • Major in Film, B.A.
  • Major in Art, Photography Emphasis, A.S.
  • Major in Design, Graphic Design Emphasis, A.S.
  • Major in Film, A.S.
  • Minor in Art History
  • Minor in Art
  • Minor in Film
  • Minor in Graphic Design
  • Minor in Photography

The Visual Arts Department

The visual arts department seeks to create a community of artists who expand cultural awareness and explore greater truths both internally and in the universe at large. They do so through technical rigor and an understanding of historical context in their respective disciplines. This groundwork allows them to pursue a career in the arts, seek higher education or leverage this knowledge as they explore other disciplines.

The BFA Programs

The BFA in Fine Art seeks to encourage and develop artists who have a strong vision and artistic voice within the inspiring environment of creative, Christian community. Through an understanding of artistic concepts, historical movements and experimentation with a wide variety of 2D and 3D media, students discover how to best realize their personal strengths in the creative process and to cultivate authenticity in all they do. They also learn the power of critique and collaboration within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary cohort. Artists in this program gain valuable connections through internships and create a solid, professional portfolio preparing them for further work in the arts or admission into a graduate school of their choice.

The BFA in Film at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create professional filmmakers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through diverse coursework, students discover their voice, experience the technical rigor of filmmaking and seek to create work that expands the cultural conversation of cinema. This foundation allows our diverse alumni to pursue a variety of careers in the industry, both in Hollywood and across the globe.

The BFA in Graphic Design at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create professional designers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Students will gain an understanding of print and interactive design concepts and methods with a comprehensive aptitude for branding and typography. Throughout the coursework in this program, students will develop a strong portfolio which will prepare them for a career in design or entry into a graduate school of their choice.

The BFA in Photography at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create professional photographers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through diverse coursework, student photographers will understand how to conceptualize and technically create photos along with the broader supporting arts that photographers can use, such as design or working in film. Students in this program will develop a strong portfolio which will prepare them for a career in photography or entry into a grad school of their choice. 

The BA Programs

The BA in Art, Fine Art Emphasis at PUC’s Visual Arts Department seeks to nurture a student's artistic skill and conceptual framework within the inspiring environment of creative, Christian Community. Students explore a wide range of 2D and 3D media as they develop their personal artistic voices and professional portfolios.  Along with a firm grasp of artistic concepts and historical movements, they will learn ways that their creative problem solving skills are applicable in multiple disciplines. This degree serves as a strong foundation for graduate work in the arts, or as holistic preparation for a career in other professional fields.

The BA in Design, Graphic Design Emphasis at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create designers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through coursework, students will explore and apply design, branding, and typography as they create their own style, brand, and voice. Students in this program will learn how to prepare a portfolio which will allow them to pursue a career in design or entry into graduate school.

The BA in Film at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create filmmakers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through coursework, students discover their voice, experience the technical rigor of filmmaking and seek to create work that expands the cultural conversation of cinema. This foundation allows our diverse alumni to pursue careers in the industry, both in Hollywood and across the globe.

The BA in Art, Photography Emphasis at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create professional photographers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through technical and artistic coursework, students will understand the craft of photography.  Students in this program will develop a portfolio which will allow them to pursue a career in photography or entry into graduate school. 

The AS Programs

The AS in Film at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create filmmakers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through coursework, students experience the technical rigor of filmmaking and seek to create work that contributes to the cultural conversation of cinema. This foundation allows our diverse alumni to pursue an entry level position in the field of film.

The AS in Design, Graphic Design Emphasis at PUCs visual arts department enables students to become designers within an inspiring, creative, Christian community. Through a basic understanding of design, branding, and typography, students will gain proficiency that will prepare them for an entry level position in the field of graphic design and possibly add this skill to an existing major.

The AS in Art, Photography Emphasis at PUCs visual arts department seeks to create photographers within an inspiring creative, Christian community. Through coursework, students experience the technical rigor and the artistry of photography. This foundation allows our diverse alumni to pursue an entry level position in the field of photography and possibly add this skill to an existing major. 

Student Learning Outcomes

As the department of visual arts, in a Christian liberal arts setting, we will use praxis and techne (Practice & Theory) as our model for learning outcomes in the following:

Knowledge

  • Students can cite major historical references relevant to their discipline.
  • Students can critically analyze their own work and the work of their peers.

Skills

  • Students can demonstrate technical proficiency with the materials and tools of their discipline.
  • Students can organize and produce original works of art that contribute to professional portfolios or production reels.

Values

  • Students can respect the aesthetic diversity of others.
  • Students can demonstrate honesty, authenticity & spiritual values in their work.

Guidesheets

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VIS-ART-01-Film-B.F.A.pdf
Major in Film, B.F.A.
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VIS-ART-02-Fine-Art-B.F.A.pdf
Major in Fine Art, B.F.A.
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VIS-ART-03-Graphic-Design-B.F.A.pdf
Major in Graphic Design, B.F.A.
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VIS-ART-04-Photography-B.F.A.pdf
Major in Photography, B.F.A.
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VIS-ART-05-Fine-Art-Emphasis-B.A.pdf
Major in Art, Fine Art Emphasis, B.A.
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VIS-ART-06-Photography-Emphasis-B.A.pdf
Major in Art, Photography Emphasis, B.A.
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VIS-ART-07-Graphic-Design-Emphasis-B.A.pdf
Major in Design, Graphic Design Emphasis, B.A.
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VIS-ART-08-Film-B.A.pdf
Major in Film, B.A.
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VIS-ART-09-Photography-Emphasis-A.S.pdf
Major in Art, Photography Emphasis, A.S.
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VIS-ART-10-Graphic-Design-Emphasis-A.S.pdf
Major in Design, Graphic Design Emphasis, A.S.
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VIS-ART-11-Film-A.S.pdf
Major in Film, A.S.