Jordan College of the Arts

Art + Design

Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Butler’s Art + Design program combines the creative practice of visual arts with the discipline of design. This flexible curriculum prepares students for an adaptable career in an ever-changing work landscape. Coursework includes the study of traditional visual art forms, current design practices, hands-on portfolio development starting with your first year, and a required second major or minor.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • ART210, Professional Practices
  • ART304, Depiction
  • ART305, Animation + Video
  • ART312, Design: History and Theory
  • ART317, American Art and Visual Culture
  • ART320, Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art (1960 to present)

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Lens-Based Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting and Drawing

The Art + Design major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.