Every Art Major or Minor takes all Foundations Design Core courses. Design Arts Majors and Minors complete the 9 credits other than Art 101. Students are strongly advised to complete the core courses in their first two years. These courses provide the general information in art practices necessary to successfully complete all Studio Area upper-level coursework. The coursework provides broad basic training in safety, vocabulary, design principles, composition, construction, color theory, and more. The knowledge gained in the Foundations Design Core classes is applied throughout the student’s career, and is considered indispensible to all professional artists. See catalogue description for specific course information.