Art and Design at Missouri State

Degree Plan - 4 Year - Illustration

The Art and Design degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Course Rotation

The course schedule is a tentative plan for future semesters. These courses and modalities are subject to change based on available faculty.

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The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
General Education 3
General Education: Science with lab 4

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
ART 215 Drawing II 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Educaton 3
General Educaton 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
General Education 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
DES 202 Graphic Design Systems 3
DES 210 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 202 Intermediate Design 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ART 255 Photography I 3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
DES 301 Graphic Production 3
DES 303 Basic Typography 3
General Education 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
Elective - 300 or above course (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 3
ART 235 Sculpture I
or ART 242 Printmaking I
3
General Education: Science 3
DES 250 Materials and Techniques for Illustration 3
ART 315 Drawing III 3
Art History Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Elective - 300 or above course (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 3
DES 350 Illustration 3
ART 225 Painting I 3
ART 377 History of Graphic and Applied Design 3
Art and Design Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Art History Elective 3
DES 452 Intermediate Illustration 3
DES 497 Special Topics in Design 3
General Education 3
General Education 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
Elective - 300 or above course (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 1
Art History Elective - 300 or above 3
DES 490 Professional Design Practicum 3
DES 497 Special Topics in Design 3
General Education 3
General Educaton 3

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