Degrees Offered: B. A. Communication Arts and Graphic Design, Computer Art; M. A. Studio Art with Computer Arts Major Area
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $23,100, graduate $18,480 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Scope of Program:
The University of Saint Francis is a co-educational Catholic university. Communication Arts and Graphic Design students may choose one of three concentrations: Illustration, Photography or Computer Graphics. Illustration students focus on drawing, 2D and 3D composition, painting and watercolor illustration. Photography students concentrate on digital imaging, photographic processes and production, lighting, experimental photography and alternative processes in photography. Computer Graphics students take coursework in Flash, graphic design, desktop publishing, graphic design theory and computer modeling. Computer Art students may select one of two concentrations: Computer Animation or Multimedia Design. Computer Animation students focus on animation software applications such as Maya and AfterEffects, 3D computer animation, special effects animation, character modeling and compositing. Multimedia Design students take courses in web and multimedia, interactive multimedia presentations, interactive Internet, and publication and design in Internet.
All undergraduate students in the Department of Creative Arts must complete an internship and pass both a sophomore and senior portfolio review. Seniors participate in a capstone project experience.
Master of Arts degree candidates in Studio Art may select the Computer Arts major area. All students participate in two group critiques each semester. Students complete coursework in digital imaging, computer graphics, 3D computer animation, character modeling, puppet animation, special effects animation, rendering, compositing and interactive multimedia production. Students must create a thesis exhibition with written documentation and make an oral presentation.
Prospective undergraduate students must submit a portfolio on one of the university's Talent Days to be considered for art scholarships. Need-based, merit and art scholarships are available.