The School of Communication and Creative Arts launched the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Media Production and Design this fall and has an initial cohort of 12 students on the Tennessee campus. The BFA is a unique degree for Johnson University, immersing students in courses focused on video production, animation, Web design, and graphic arts.
Alan Barnes joined the SCCA faculty as director of this program. Barnes holds advanced degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design and Belmont University and is an accomplished graphic artist and musician.
In addition to the BFA, we have redesigned the Media Ministry and Audio Production degrees for the 2020 school year. Students interested in church-related technology positions now have the opportunity to pursue a degree in Creative Arts Ministry, which takes the technology and ministry strengths of the Media Ministry degree and adds elements of worship arts and leadership, creating a strong degree designed to complement our degree in Worship Ministry.
Students interested in music production now have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Music Technology, which marries live and studio production, electrical engineering and music-focused computer science, and digital instrument construction.
Building on the successful launch of the BFA in Visual Production and Design on the Tennessee campus, SCCA faculty are launching the BFA, the Bachelor of Music Technology, and the Creative Arts Ministry degrees on the Florida campus in the fall of 2020. SCCA faculty launched the Journalism and Digital Mass Media degree on the Florida campus in the fall of 2019 and welcomed a cohort of five students.
The Mill at JU, an interactive video and graphic arts studio, launched this fall on the Tennessee campus. On the Florida campus, SCCA launched a video production studio, upgraded a multi-purpose music theory/visual production lab, and is working on converting the choir room into a multi-use choir space and audio production studio.
SCCA will host its first Arts Emphasis Week on both JU campuses the week of April 12, 2020.