2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

This degree is for students who wish to be fully prepared professionals in the visual arts with the appropriate credentials for participation in professional associations in various fields of art and design. The program combines the advantages of professional art school experience with the university’s concern for intellectual support of professional action. It prepares students to participate more broadly in the arts beyond the limits of studio skills.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Art and Design department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/home.htm

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Required Credits for Art and Design B.F.A.* 82

Core Courses 10
AD 110 Ideas in Art and Design History 4
AD 303 Individual Art Review 2
AD 499 Senior Capstone Project 4
 
Foundation Courses 28
AD 101 Process and Design 4
AD 102 Foundational Drawing 4
2D Studio selected from AD 117, AD 119, or AD 120 4
3D Studio selected from AD 111, AD 116, AD 122, AD 123, or AD 124 4
Digital Studio selected from AD 112, AD 118, or AD 134 4
AD 270 Concepts and Culture [INTT] 4
AD 485 Foundations: Theories and Practices 4
 
Art History 8
Concentration-specific Art History: 4
Ceramics: AD 365 History of Modern Craft and Design (4 cr.)
Computer Art: AD 281 History and Culture of Animation (4 cr.)
Digital Cinema: AD 355 Twentieth Century Art and Architecture (4 cr.) [HUME]
Drawing/Painting: AD 355 Twentieth Century Art and Architecture (4 cr.) [HUME]
Graphic Design: AD 285 History of Graphic Expression (4 cr.)
Human Centered Design: AD 365 History of Modern Craft and Design (4 cr.)
Illustration: AD 285 History of Graphic Expression (4 cr.)
Metalsmithing/Sculpture: AD 365 History of Modern Craft and Design (4 cr.)
Photography: AD 280 History of Photography (4 cr.)
Woodworking/Furniture Des AD 365 History of Modern Craft and Design (4 cr.)
Choose one course from the following:** 4
     AD 200 Native American Art and Architecture (4 cr.)
     AD 230 History of World Art: Ancient to Medieval (4 cr.)
     AD 240 History of World Art: Renaissance to Modern (4 cr.)
     AD 260 Why America Looks This Way (4 cr.) [HUME]
     AD 265 Art and Architecture of Japan (4 cr.)
     AD 280 History of Photography (4 cr.)
     AD 281 History and Culture of Animation (4 cr.)
     AD 285 History of Graphic Expression (4 cr.)
     AD 300 Art and Ideas in Asian Civilizations (4 cr.)
     AD 345 Modernity in Art: The Nineteenth Century (4 cr.)
     AD 355 Twentieth Century Art and Architecture (4 cr.) [HUME]
     AD 365 History of Modern Craft and Design (4 cr.)
     AD 376 Art, Gender, Psyche (4 cr.)
 
Art and Design Concentration 24
Students must select a concentration from Ceramics, Computer Art, Digital Cinema, Drawing/Painting, Graphic Design, Human Centered Design, Illustration, Metalsmithing/Sculpture, Photography, or Woodworking/Furniture Design.
100 Level Course in Concentration 4
The 100 Level course in a concentration will also count for the appropriate Foundations requirement in 2D Studio, 3D Studio, or Digital Studio.
200 Level Course in Concentration 4
300 Level Course in Concentration 4
300 Level Course in Concentration 4
400 Level Course in Concentration 4
400 Level Course in Concentration 4
 
Art and Design Electives*** 12

*AD 181 may not be used for art and design electives or art history credit.

**Students may substitute GR/HS 311X for an art history elective with advisor approval.

***Electives chosen with adviser consultation. Students may substitute EN 125, EN 225, MF 134, WD 140, and/or DD 100 with advisor approval.

This major does not require a minor.