Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Digital Animation, Graphic Design, Studio Art with Concentration in Illustration; M. A. A. Integrated Media
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $4,378, nonresidents $8,457; graduate residents $6,763, nonresidents $12,473 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include fees for art courses, which range from $20 to $150 per course.
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Scope of Program:
All students in Missouri Western State University's B. F. A. program must complete prerequisite coursework in drawing, 2D and 3D design and tools and techniques before applying to the major, and students must pass a major review during the first semester of their junior year. Digital Animation students go on to study animation fundamentals, 3D modeling, 3D animation, rendering, character animation typography and interactive design. All students complete an independent project. Graphic Design students concentrate on typography, illustration, image generation and development, information design, advertising design, layout and visual communication design. Students must complete an internship and create a final portfolio. Illustration students focus on studio art, art history, design software applications, graphic design, photo media, painting and commercial illustration. All students complete a senior seminar and create a senior exhibition.
M. A. A. candidates complete coursework in digital cinema, digital compositing, writing for the media, digital audio production and interactive design. All students must complete a collaborator digital production course and create a final project.
Applicants to the M. A. A. program must submit a portfolio with the application. Art, need-based and merit scholarships are available, as are graduate assistantships. Residents of Missouri are strongly encouraged to apply for state scholarships and grants.