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Design Arts - Requirements for the Major

Design Arts Program | Design Arts Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 27 credits

Foundation Courses, 18 credits:

  • ART 105               Drawing, 3 credits
  • ART 106               Design Methods, 3 credits
  • ART 107               Two-Dimensional Design, 3 credits
  • ART 243               Introduction to Photography, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 131        Introduction to Design Arts, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits

History and Theory, choose 9 credits

History (minimum of 3 credits):

  • AVD 103               History of the Visual Arts II: Renaissance to Modern, 3 credits
  • AVD 202               Concepts and Issues of Modern Art, 3 credits
  • AVD 370               Modern American Culture, 3 credits

Theory (minimum of 3 credits):

  • COMM 380          Communication Law, 3 credits
  • COMM 430          Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 100     Introduction to Urban Studies, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Required Courses, 6 credits

Advanced Writing, choose 3 credits:

  • AVD 375               Communication Skills: Language of Metaphor, 3 credits
  • COMM 303          Feature Writing, 3 credits

Applied/Practicum, choose 3 credits:

  • ENGLISH 324     Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 435        Design Arts Publishing Workshop, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 497        Internship, 1-12 credits

Required Courses, 9 credits — Choose Design Core Set 1 or 2

Design Core Set 1, 9 credits:

  • DESIGN 331        Design Arts Studio I, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 332        Design Arts Studio II, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 431        Design Arts Studio III, 3 credits

Design Core Set 2, 9 credits:

  • DESIGN 436        Environmental Design Studio I, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 437        Environmental Design Studio II, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 438        Environmental Design Studio III, 3 credits

Elective Courses, 9 credits required:
(Courses do not double count with Design Core Sets above.)

  • ART 302               Intermediate Drawing, 3 credits
  • ART 311               Intermediate Painting, 3 credits
  • ART 343               Photography II, 3 credits
  • ART 344               Photography III, 3 credits
  • ART 375               Screen Printing, 3 credits
  • ART 377               Lithography, 3 credits
  • ART 402               Advanced Drawing, 3 credits
  • ART 410               Advanced Painting, 3 credits
  • ART 470               Advanced Printmaking, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 331        Design Arts Studio I, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 332        Design Arts Studio II, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 433        Advanced Studio: Multi-Media, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 433        Advanced Studio: Web Design, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 436        Environmental Design Studio I, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 437        Environmental Design Studio II, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 438        Environmental Design Studio III, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 439        Environmental Design Studio IV, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 412     Urban and Regional Planning, 3 credits
Design Arts Program
Design Arts Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions