If you are a technologically literate artist, this may be for you.
Computer Arts and Graphics Programming is a major designed specifically to meet the needs of a modern workplace. You will be in high demand as a website designer and programmer who can also maintain the websites for organizations of all sizes.
A combined major between the Art Department and the Mathematics/ Computer Science Department, the program gives technologically literate artists a way to earn a bachelor degree while taking their skills to a professional level.
As a graduate of this challenging program, you will be in high demand as a website designer and programmer who can also maintain the websites for organizations of all sizes. You will be trained on and build your portfolio on state-of-the-art PC computers using software such as:
What You’ll Love About Computer Arts and Graphics Programming at Ashland University:
You’ll work in our exceptionally well-equipped computer design lab complete with PC computers and the latest design software.
Classes are small so you’ll receive individual attention from professors who are highly qualified in the areas of computer programming and art design.
You’ll gain skills that equip you for employment as a computer art and graphics programmer and you’ll earn a Bachelor of Science degree that opens additional
leadership opportunities in your career.
Reach Your Career Goals
Graduates of the program enter exciting careers such as:
Graphics and visualization programmer
Computer vision research programmer
Game programmer - Actionscript
Visualization and graphics developer
Professors Who Bring Education Alive
You will be taught by professors who are gifted at making complex material easy to grasp.
Professors are first and foremost committed teachers. They love the classroom.
By including professors from both the art department and the computer science department you get the perfect combination of good design and great math/computer skills.
Gain Real World Experience
All graduating art students in every discipline are required to produce a senior exhibition, which usually takes place in the Coburn Gallery at the end of each academic year. This process is overseen by the Senior Exhibition course, which allows graduating artists the experience of staging their own gallery space, and provides feedback on optimal exhibition strategies.
Each year the Coburn Gallery hosts the Annual Student Exhibition, featuring the outstanding work done in art classes during the previous year. The exhibition is juried by an outside professional, who not only chooses the work to be exhibited but designates over $1,300 in cash awards, including $250 for Best in Show. This exhibition allows students to experience the competitive field of professional visual art firsthand.
Students in every art area are reviewed twice prior to their senior year. Foundations Reviews are conducted to evaluate the student’s skill level developed in the Art Foundations Sequence, and to indicate areas of strength as well as those needing improvement. Concentration Reviews are held at the end of the junior year to evaluate each artist’s technical and conceptual development in preparation for their senior exhibition. These reviews are part of the Art Department’s assessment process.
In addition, some students have the opportunity to work with local art galleries.
Some of the Interesting Classes You May Take
Computer Art III – investigate different techniques in advanced digital art
Computer Programming II – explore the principles, practices, tools and methods of programming
Computer Graphics — presents and implements graphic algorithms along with three-dimensional graphics, rotation and other related topics