Program Requirements

Major requirements (79-94 hours):

Major core (61 hours):
  1. Foundations (12 hours): ART 100(3), 101(3), 110(3), 115(3).
  2. Design core (18 hours): ART 202(3), 215(3); DES 202(3), 210(3), 301(3), 303(3).
  3. Art History (15 hours):
    1. ART 271(3), 272(3); ART 273(3) or 274(3); ART 377(3).
    2. One additional 300- or 400- level Art History course from: ART 387(3), 471(3), 472(3), 475(3), 476(3), 478(3), 480(3), 483(3), 484(3), 485(3), 486(3), 487(3), 496(3).
  4. Studio Art (12 hours): ART 225(3); 254(3) or 255(3); 315(3); ART 235(3) or 242(3).
  5. Professional Design Practicum (4 hours): DES 490(4).
  6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of DES 490(4).
Complete one of the following options:
Graphic Design option (18 hours):
  1. DES 330(3), 331(3), 332(3), 340(3), 430(3).
  2. Three hours in Design from: DES 345(3), 440(3), 497(3).
Illustration option (18 hours):
  1. DES 250(3), 350(3), 452(3).
  2. Six hours of DES 497(3) Special Topics in Illustration-may not repeat the same topic.
  3. Three hours from:
    1. Computer Animation: ART 230(3); or
    2. Design: DES 345(3), 497(3)-may not be same topic; or
    3. Digital Imaging: ART 310(3), 410(3); or
    4. Drawing and Painting: ART 315(3)*, 316(3), 325(3); or
    5. Photography: ART 354(3), 355(3), 356(3), 357(3), 358(3), 359(3), 454(3); or
    6. Printmaking: ART 242(3)*, 243(3), 342(3), 343(3).

      ​​​​​​​* ART 315 and ART 242 cannot be counted both here and toward the Studio Art core requirement, however, ART 315 may be repeated.
Sequential Art option (18 hours):
  1. Sequential art (9 hours): DES 220(3), 320(3), 420(3).
  2. Graphic literature and writing theory (6 hours): ENG 216(3), DES 323(3).
  3. Three hours of electives from:
    1. any creative writing or literature course with approval of advisor (3); or
    2. Computer Animation: ART 230(3); or
    3. Design: DES 345(3), 497(3)-may not be same topic; or
    4. Digital Imaging: ART 310(3), 410(3); or
    5. Drawing and Painting: ART 315(3)*, 316(3), 325(3); or
    6. Photography: ART 354(3), 355(3), 356(3), 357(3), 358(3), 359(3), 454(3); or
    7. Printmaking: ART 242(3)*, 243(3), 342(3), 343(3).

      *​​​​​​​ART 315 and ART 242 cannot be counted both here and toward the Studio Art core requirement.
Graphic Design and Illustration option (33 hours):
  1. 15 hours in graphic design: DES 330(3), 331(3), 332(3), 340(3), 430(3).
  2. Nine hours in illustration: DES 250(3), 350(3), 452(3).
  3. Six hours of DES 497(3)-Special Topics in Illustration-may not repeat the same topic.
  4. Three hours of design electives: DES 345(3), 440(3), 497(3)-Special Topics in Illustration-may not repeat the same topic.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements