Hone your creative skills
Taught by faculty with decades of industry experience, students in the visual art department are equipped to produce top-notch work and launch successful careers.
Go farther, faster! At JBU, our Accelerated Master's Program lets you finish your undergraduate art degree and MBA in just five years — saving you money and setting you up for even more success.
Windgate Visual Art East and Windgate Visual Art West are right in the center of campus and have 36,000 square feet and every resource an art student needs.
The Peer-Andrus Studio Project Barn (affectionately called "the barn" by students) contains 10,000 square feet of photography and drawing studios, ceramics, a woodshop and individual artist stations.
A global-minded education broadens your academic experience with VA Summer Studies Trips.
With these 4-5 week trips, students not only explore the art and architectural wonders of the world but get involved in hands-on work that benefits various ministries.
Earn 6-9 hours of art credit while exploring places you've never been. Past trips have included England, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, Bali and Guatemala.
The European Art Tour takes students on a two-week adventure to one or more European destinations to see great art each summer.
We take a maximum of 12 students and two faculty, and we visit major art galleries, museums, architectural sites, iconic local sites, and fun local color. Typical locations include Paris, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Venice, Florence, Madrid, and Barcelona, but every year is different.
Subsidized by an endowment, the European Art Tour is a great deal for students.
The VAF aims to encourage and inspire graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and cinematographers to think critically and creatively. VAF plans events, competitions and community outreach events throughout the year.Follow VAF on Instagram
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sundays 2-4:00 p.m.
JBU brings exhibits from nationally and internationally recognized artists to our campus throughout the year. Art students often have a chance to interact with the artist during the opening days.
Visit the Windgate Art Gallery Facebook page.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Student Gallery space is on the second floor of Windgate Visual Arts East. This beautiful gallery is just the right size for a one-person show but is also large and versatile enough for group events. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and schedule senior shows and other personal exhibits.
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On the third floor of Windgate Visual Arts West, photography majors master the craft of developing film with chemicals in the darkroom.
In this space, art and illustration majors learn principles of color and light using traditional media like charcoal and paint.
The "Print Hive" is a large and fully equipped screenprinting and printmaking studio for students to combine traditional techniques with cutting-edge technology and image-making.
Digital media and graphic and web design majors work in one of two Mac Labs loaded with the latest versions of professional software tools from Adobe, Apple, Maya and others.
This recently-built facility contains two large studios that accommodate drawing and painting classes. The studios have lots of natural light, storage space for art supplies and varying configurations of spotlights.
The art section of the building includes a space for commercial photography and video shoots, a wood shop and three large project areas. The art classes that are held in the studio include drawing I, figure drawing, oil painting I & II, ceramics and commercial studio photography.
The professional state-of-the-art photo studio in the Studio and Project Barn is equipped with the latest lighting technology (Elinchrom, ProPhoto and Broncolor), a white screen backdrop, and a variety of photographic equipment available for student use, including a variety of Canon and Nikon cameras and a full complement of lenses for all camera models.
The ceramic studio gives students hands-on experience and technical skills to make ceramics. The studio includes a slab roller and extruder, potter's wheels, glazing materials, kilns and ceramic periodicals.
The TV Studio in the Learning Resource Center allows students to create video productions. The studio includes a studio floor with the latest video camera technology and stage lighting and a production-control room to compose outgoing programming and edit post-production.