Valpo’s digital media courses focus on visual communication and creative thinking and help students learn to apply those skills across a variety of computer-assisted media. The program also exposes students to professional-level software used for graphic design, photography, animation, video editing, and related fields.
The degree program culminates in the senior thesis, an intense, project-driven learning experience. Students design and present their project proposals in the fall and execute the projects throughout the spring semester with supervision from the art faculty. The final works are exhibited at the end of the semester.
The degree prepares students for work in graphic design and other visual communications fields and can also qualify them for further study at the graduate level. Students are encouraged to complete internships in the arts, but this is not a degree requirement.
B.A. students in art at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.
|ART 101||Ancient to Medieval Art History||3 credits|
|ART 102||Renaissance to Modern Art History||3 credits|
|ART 121||Drawing||3 credits|
|ART 130||Introduction to 2D and 3D Design||3 credits|
|ART 132||Introduction to Design and Digital Media||3 credits|
|ART 163||Introduction to Digital Photography||3 credits|
|ART 230||Graphic Design I||3 credits|
|ART 324||Digital Video Art||3 credits|
|ART 330||Graphic Design II||3 credits|
|ART 331||Web Design||3 credits|
|ART 336||Digital Media Arts Thesis Planning||3 credits|
|ART 387||Motion Graphics||3 credits|
|ART 436||Senior Thesis in Digital Arts||3 credits|
|ART 463||Advanced Digital Photography||3 credits|
|One additional 3 credit course in art||3 credits|
|ART 399||Art Colloquium (0 credits) – must be taken every semester|
Course work in the traditional studio arts as well as the digital arts give students the opportunity to understand how art is made, seen, and valued.