Program Requirements

Major requirements (78-93 hours):

Major core (60 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): ART 271(3), 272(3); ART 273(3) or 274(3); ART 377(3); and a 300- or 400- level Art History course(3), chosen with advisement.
  4. Studio Art (12 hours): ART 225(3), 255(3), 315(3), ART 235(3) or 242(3).
  5. Professional Design Practicum (3 hours): DES 490(3).
  6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of DES 490(3).
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), 499(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: Photography-ART 354(3), 355(3), 356(3), 357(3), 358(3); Printmaking-ART 242(3)*, 243(3), 342(3), 343(3); Drawing and Painting-ART 315(3)*, 316(3), 325(3), Digital Imaging-ART 310(3), 410(3); Computer Animation-ART 230(3); Design-DES 345(3), 497(3)-may not be same topic; DES 499(3).
    * ART 315 and ART 242 cannot be counted both here and toward the Studio Art 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: any creative writing or literature course with approval of advisor (3); Photography-ART 354(3), 355(3), 356(3), 357(3), 358(3); Printmaking-ART 242(3)*, 243(3), 342(3), 343(3); Drawing and Painting-ART 315(3)*, 316(3), 325(3), Digital Imaging-ART 310(3), 410(3); Computer Animation-ART 230(3); Design-DES 345(3), 497(3)-may not be same topic.
    ART 315 and ART 242 cannot be counted both here and toward the Studio Art 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, DES 499(3).

University level requirements:

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