The Digital and Studio Arts Program provides art students with a broad grounding in traditional art knowledge and skills, training in industry-standard computer graphic software, opportunities to incorporate music, theater, cinema, and literary arts into their work, and the flexibility, resources, and opportunities to strike out on their own creative and career paths. In the first two years, students acquire a foundation of knowledge in visual communication, graphic design, art history, and a basic mastery of skill in drawing, painting, and three dimensional artwork. On this foundation they build the computer graphic/software skills essential to work effectively in a variety of media and art careers, acquiring the flexibility that will enable them to work in a rapidly changing field.
The Digital and Studio Arts Program seeks to develop in its students the artistic knowledge, perception, and skill needed to pursue a satisfying contemporary career in the arts. As a Catholic institution, CCSJ faculty places artistic development within the spiritual development of the individual student and seeks to create emotional, intellectually, and spiritually mature artists whose creations are an inspiration to others and a service to their community.