BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) DEGREES
- Bachelor of Arts in Art - offers the student an
understanding of several media and approaches to visual arts as it relates to
the pursuit of arts administration, and/or fields within the arts.
- Bachelor of Arts in Dance - offers the student intensive
training in technique and choreography with the flexibility to study in depth in
other fields and disciplines.
- Bachelor of Arts in Film - includes a film core and two
concentration options (screenwriting and directing) offering students critical
skills utilized in media viewing.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music - offers emphases in a typical
liberal arts curriculum. These generalist degrees prepare students for careers
or further study on advanced degrees that require a more general background.
Students are also required to identify and pursue a 12-hour area of emphasis in
music such as composition, jazz studies, music business, music education, music
history, musical performance, or music theatre.
- Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts - offers a four-year
comprehensive program designed to prepare students majoring in Theatre Arts for
advanced studies in theatre or related fields and for students seeking
professional and non-professional work in theatre.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) DEGREES
For those who qualify and envision careers as teachers or practicing
visual or performing artists, the College offers these pre-professional
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art - includes an art core and
four concentration options: ceramics, illustration, photography, and sculpture.
Each is designed to facilitate conceptual and technical skill sets pursuant to
mastering one medium with the intent of pursuing a professional artist career.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art & Design -
includes an art core and two concentration options: animation and graphic
design, offering students critical skills utilized in media creation for the
field of visual communications as an art form.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass - includes an art core and
concentration in glass, designed for students who intend to pursue professional
art careers or graduate study in the visual arts after college.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance - offers a four-year
pre-professional program of study, preparing the student for a professional
career as performer or choreographer in a dance-related field. Opportunities are
provided for the student to gain the necessary practical experience in dance
performance, choreography, pedagogy, teaching, and other practical technical
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre - is a
professional interdisciplinary degree that provides immersive study in the areas
of music and vocal performance, theatre, and dance. This degree prepares
students for careers as performers or for further advanced study.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM) DEGREE
- Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory - This
professional program prepares students for careers in professional performance,
private studio teaching, or prepar
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (BME)
- Bachelor of Music Education - This degree is designed to
satisfy certification requirements to teach music in kindergarten through
twelfth grades of the public schools of Florida and most other states. The
curriculum contains a strong music concentration in any instrument or voice,
with general distribution requirements to ensure a liberal arts education.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) DEGREE
- Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Music Business -
This degree is a generalist degree in music business. Students are also
required to complete an option in management, marketing, or music technology.
This degree prepares students for careers in the music business or for further
advanced study. The normal length of a degree program is four (4) years.
Students majoring in music education will normally take an additional semester
to complete their teacher education requirements. Students may be required to
attend summers or additional semesters to complete a degree program depending on
the entry level for theory and applied music.
MASTERS OF FINE ARTS (MFA) DEGREE
- Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography - The MFA degree is a
2 year low-residency program emphasizing choreography and the creative process
of generating new works that are grounded in both classical and contemporary
dance genres. Each year the program starts with a 6-week Summer Intensive, this
is followed by two non-resident semesters using a combination of distance study
with JU Faculty and local mentors who work one-on-one with each student to
expand their project-based work. Plus an additional one-week mini-residency on
campus to work with undergraduate students setting their creative work and
developing pedagogical approaches.
- Baccalaureate/JD Program - This 3/3 Program allows selected
JU students to enter the Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) after completing
only three years of undergraduate study at JU under the conditions enumerated
below. Participants will earn both a baccalaureate degree and a JD under the
For a listing of College of Fine Arts minors, see
Minor sections in each discipline.