Bachelor Degree in Arts in Milwaukee in USA

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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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BFA in Graphic Design

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Graphic Design major at Cardinal Stritch University recognizes and embodies the importance of educating students for an increasing complex world and across multiple platforms. In an ever increasingly globalized economy, a liberal arts education supports the expansion and deepening of the designers understanding of their work - and creative practice - within the broader context of a democratic society. [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Milwaukee in USA. The Graphic Design major at Cardinal Stritch University recognizes and embodies the importance of educating students for an increasing complex world and across multiple platforms. In an ever increasingly globalized economy, a liberal arts education supports the expansion and deepening of the designers understanding of their work - and creative practice - within the broader context of a democratic society. This bridge between multiple fields such as technology, business, education, and psychology creates a rich environment for designers to experience how their work shapes the local, regional, and global economy. Creating more perceptive, critical, and creative thinkers, it allows designers to transcend vocational utility to recognize and grapple with challenges that are presented to them in their lives, personally, and professionally. The Graphic Design majors begins with a comprehensive education in design principles, applications, theories, history, and practice. The curriculum embraces emerging technologies and the convergence of graphic design, photography, studio arts, and digital and time-based media. Students work independently, in teams, and closely with faculty, and are introduced to increasingly complex graphic communication, design problems, and methodologies. Degree Requirements Program Credits: 72 Required Courses Visual arts core: (18 cr) ART 101, 115, 123, 131, 147, 150 Graphic Design Core: (9 cr) ART 111, 202, 239 Graphic Design Major: (27 cr) ART 205, 211, 302, 305, 311, 402, 405, 406, 447. Art History: (9 cr) Choose three courses from ART 141,142, 344 or 415 Electives: (9 cr) ART 210 or 301 and two courses outside of major. Suggested courses include: BU 105, BU 228, CS 118, CS 230, EN 216, THR 220 or THR 225. Exhibit: Required Required Auxiliary Courses: none [-]

Bachelor in Media Design

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Milwaukee

Media design is an interdisciplinary major that combines select courses from business, art, and communication to successfully prepare students for careers in graphic design, web design, advertising, marketing, and professional communication. [+]

Media design is an interdisciplinary major that combines select courses from business, art, and communication to successfully prepare students for careers in graphic design, web design, advertising, marketing, and professional communication. The curriculum in media design provides each student with generalist and specialist education. Students are prepared to think, to problem-solve, to relate, and also to make and to design. Professors with real-life experience as designers and studio artists teach media design courses. Since class sizes are small, students receive plenty of personal attention and are encouraged to balance technological training with a variety of creative energies. When students walk across the stage to receive their diploma, they also will have a professional portfolio of skills and samples. What Makes the Program Distinctive? WLC is located in Milwaukee, a metropolitan area with a vibrant community of designers and proximity to world-class museums. Media design faculty members have published font designs, have professional agency experience, and have served as art directors. Media design students can work in a collaborative lab space, equipped with graphics tablets and laser printers. Media design students have their work critiqued by working professionals and can see students’ work from other reputable Milwaukee schools. Media design hosts two national speakers every year on topics of digital trends. ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH Experiential Learning WLC's media design students engage in hands-on, experiential learning with Adobe Creative Suite and sophisticated text editors for web design and development. The development of a culminating portfolio allows students to showcase projects, including work in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, as well as in the areas of photography, graphic design, and web design. Digitally Engaged Talk & Lecture Series The purpose of this series is to promote technology, the humanities, and media design, providing students and the local community an opportunity to meet creative professionals. Students have benefited from listening to and engaging with past speakers, including Serenity Caldwell, associate editor at Macworld; Jason Schwartz, creative director at Bright Bright Great; Chris Coyier, designer at CodePen, writer at CSS-Tricks, and podcaster at ShopTalk; Erin McLaughlin, typeface designer; and Andy Ihnatko, technology columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Internships WLC's media design students are encouraged to seek internships from within Milwaukee's robust creative community. Students have previously enjoyed internships at the Pettit National Ice Center, Milwaukee Children's Choir, and area Milwaukee creative and communication agencies. For some, internships have led to full-time job opportunities! Milwaukee Community WLC's location provides students an opportunity to enjoy the charm of WLC's small school community, as well as the many benefits of a thriving metropolitan area. Milwaukee has long been known for its lively art scene, and ArtPlace America recently named the city a 2013 Top 12 ArtPlace in America. Students can take advantage of Milwaukee's many museums, galleries, creative agencies, and public relations firms, as well as various media design events and volunteer opportunities, throughout their time at WLC. REWARDING JOBS AND CAREER OPTIONS Rewarding Jobs Most of our recent graduates have obtained rewarding, full-time jobs - some even before graduation. The design field is very competitive, requiring a student's best efforts of preparation, and students are advised to identify a potential career fit for their unique talents and interests. Companies employing WLC graduates include Apexx Group, Quad/Graphics, Savage Solutions, and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Career Options There is a nearly endless list of career options for media design majors. Students can work as a print designer creating magazine spreads, book jackets, packaging designs, or company materials. They could also work in the digital world as a front end web designer, as a user interface designer, or in digital publishing. Positions as graphic designers, type designers, and art directors are viable options. Some students choose to work independently as freelance designers. WLC's media design program successfully prepares students for whichever option they choose. [-]

Bachelor in Music

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Milwaukee

Music majors focus on the science and artistry of this sacred and ancient communication tool. Students acquire the knowledge and perception essential to excellent musicianship. Private lessons, master classes, recitals, and vocal and instrumental performing groups serve to advance and strengthen the student’s skills in making music. [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Milwaukee in USA. Music majors focus on the science and artistry of this sacred and ancient communication tool. Students acquire the knowledge and perception essential to excellent musicianship. Private lessons, master classes, recitals, and vocal and instrumental performing groups serve to advance and strengthen the student’s skills in making music. The music major features academic studies in music analysis, music literature and repertoire, and the historical development of music. What Makes the Program Distinctive? WLC’s music program offers the chance to study both the methods and the aesthetics of this powerful mode of communication. Students can develop their talents and enjoy the enriching, broadening experience of music performance, both individually and as part of a group. The program prepares musicians for music ministry, educational settings, and graduate studies. The Music Department is housed in the Center for Arts and Performance, which features a 370-seat concert hall, practice rooms, a rehearsal hall, a multimedia lecture hall, and an electronic music lab. This state-of-art facility is home to the college’s many fine performing ensembles. Scholarships Music scholarship opportunities are available to students with vocal, instrumental, and accompanying talent. The music department awards scholarships in the amount of $2,000 and $1,000 (plus free lessons) per year, as well as free lesson scholarships. All full-time freshmen and transfer students may apply for these music scholarships, regardless of intended major. PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES Choral Performance Membership in the 68-voice Wisconsin Lutheran Choir is by audition. The choir performs four concerts on campus each year, provides music for area WELS congregations, and tours annually. The choir rehearses five hours per week. Its repertoire includes music from the 16th through 21st centuries, sung in original languages. Membership in the 28-voice Chamber Choir is by audition only, for members of the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir. The Chapel Choir, a non-auditioned choral ensemble, performs in one concert each semester as well as in chapel services. Instrumental Performance The Concert Band is an ensemble that performs the finest of wind band literature. Membership in this organization is through a seating audition. The band meets five hours each week while exploring a wide variety of band compositions and arrangements. The ensemble presents concerts on campus and tours regionally and nationally. Other instrumental ensembles include a Brass Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Handbells, and Jazz Band. Keyboard Performance There are many opportunities for accompanying each year. Students accompany the choirs and band, play the Schlicker pipe organ during chapel, or accompany other students during recitals. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Tours Annual performance tours are a time for students to travel and enjoy the camaraderie of their group, and to give them a chance to experience what it is like to perform in various spaces for different audiences. Most of all, WLC tours give students the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for the college and for their Savior as they share his love through music. The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Concert Band each tour annually to locations throughout the United States. Every four years the choir embarks on a two-week international tour. In May of 2013, the choir toured England and Ireland and performed in such notable venues as Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, and the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas in Milwaukee Irish Sister City of Galway. In 2017, the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, the ensemble will tour Germany and other western European destinations. The music major features academic studies in music analysis, music literature and repertoire, and the historical development of music. What Makes the Program Distinctive? WLC’s music program offers the chance to study both the methods and the aesthetics of this powerful mode of communication. Students can develop their talents and enjoy the enriching, broadening experience of music performance, both individually and as part of a group. The program prepares musicians for music ministry, educational settings, and graduate studies. The Music Department is housed in the Center for Arts and Performance, which features a 370-seat concert hall, practice rooms, a rehearsal hall, a multimedia lecture hall, and an electronic music lab. This state-of-art facility is home to the college’s many fine performing ensembles. Scholarships Music scholarship opportunities are available to students with vocal, instrumental, and accompanying talent. The music department awards scholarships in the amount of $2,000 and $1,000 (plus free lessons) per year, as well as free lesson scholarships. All full-time freshmen and transfer students may apply for these music scholarships, regardless of intended major. GRADUATE SCHOOL AND CAREERS Graduate School Many WLC music majors have attended well respected graduate schools, including: Indiana University Truman State University University of Nebraska University of New Mexico University of Southern California VanderCook College of Music Career Options WLC is known for producing successful school band directors, music teachers, and church music directors and organists. Music majors also have gone on to perform with the Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and to work in the music industry with such companies as Hal Leonard Corporation and Interstate Music. [-]

Bachelor in Digital Cinema and Media

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Milwaukee

This interdiscipinary major engages students as digital storytellers, providing them hands-on experience in digital cinema creation, writing, acting, directing, pre-production and post-production, editing, management, and distribution. [+]

This interdiscipinary major engages students as digital storytellers, providing them hands-on experience in digital cinema creation, writing, acting, directing, pre-production and post-production, editing, management, and distribution. The digital cinema and media major allows students to gain skills in digital media creation, production, and distribution. The offered electives give students the flexibility to focus on their area of interest, whether on screen or behind the camera. Electives in cross disciplines allow students to hone their craft using resources not available throughout much of the Midwest. What Makes the Program Distinctive? WLC digital cinema and media majors have the opportunity to earn credit on feature films that are distributed across many markets. WLC students have worked on films such as Journey to Paradise, which was produced in 2010 and is distributed in Family Christian Stores and other outlets worldwide. WLC students have served in professional roles and earned professional credit in other works as well, including Mister Scrooge to See You, which was produced in 2013 by Salty Earth Pictures. The digital cinema and media major prepares students in art, business, communication, and theatre. While the major’s emphasis is on digital storytelling, students enhance their abilities through collaboration across related fields, often participating in projects outside of the classroom with students in different majors. ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH Salty Earth Pictures Salty Earth Pictures is a nonprofit motion picture and multimedia organization dedicated to using entertainment and the arts to share Jesus Christ with the world. Salty Earth owns a large movie studio in Fort Atkinson, which is about 45 minutes from the college. WLC digital cinema and media students have the opportunity to work on productions with the organization, which owns one of the largest production studios in the Midwest. Christian Worldview The digital cinema and media major at WLC reminds students of the greatest storyteller in history: Jesus Christ. Classes will prepare students to tell their stories through digital media and are also uniquely rooted in the Holy Scripture. The degree enhances an individual's ability to tell positive stories with others on both a personal and professional level. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Feature Film Movie Credit Digital cinema and media majors work on real films and earn professional credit. Better than an internship, WLC is blessed to collaborate with one of the largest studios in the Midwest. This may be a student's most valuable tool when seeking employment upon graduation. CAREERS A bachelor's degree in digital cinema and media from WLC may lead to a successful career in a wide range of fields including writing, directing, editing, and distribution. WLC digital cinema and media alumni have started their own businesses, written musical scores, worked with missionary organizations, and collaborated on multi-language/multimedia projects. With the skills learned at WLC, digital cinema and media alumni are prepared to make a positive difference in their community through digital storytelling. Alumni will have the experience and instilled values needed to create the next generation of positive films. [-]