Traditional and computer processes are utilized for in-depth studio investigations into various conceptual and technical applications towards effective visual communication. Investigations deal with one or more of the following: symbols, typography, information design, systems, 3D, visual concepts, and multimedia. Projects may include logos, brochures, CD covers, posters, magazine layouts, packaging, annual reports, and many more issues dealing with visual communications and society. Internships are required for the BFA degree. The American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) do not recognize the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in art or design as adequate preparation for entry as a Graphic Design professional. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is considered the professional and specialized degree program for entry into practice.
ART 101 Basic Drawing I (4) ART 102 Basic Drawing II (4) ART 125 Foundation Design (4) ART 233 Global Art History I (3)ART 233M Global Art History I: Methods (1) ART 234 Global Art History II (3) ART 234M Global Art History II: Methods (1) ART 450 Contemporary Art, Design, and Theory (4)
ART 233 Global Art History I (3)ART 233M Global Art History I: Methods (1)ART 234 Global Art History II (3)ART 234M Global Art History II: Methods (1)ART 450 Contemporary Art, Design, and Theory (4)
Students must earn 6 credits in ART 479 Art History Thesis. As a graduation requirement, students are required to present their Art History Thesis publicly.
Students must earn eight credits in Studio. Choose from the following:
ART 101 Basic Drawing I (4)ART 102 Basic Drawing II (4)ART 125 Foundation Design (4)
Students must earn 28 credits in Art History courses at the 300-level or higher:
ART 338 Non-Western Art (4)ART 408 Women and Art (4)ART 411 Medieval Art (4)ART 420 Renaissance Art (4)ART 430 Nineteenth Century Art (4)ART 431 Twentieth Century Art (4)ART 433 Modern Architecture (3)ART 470 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (4)ART 497 Topics in Art (1-4)
Students must take at least one year of German language (eight credits), and at least one year of a second language (eight credits), or demonstrate equivalent competency. Ancient, medieval or modern languages may be used to fulfill the second language requirement.
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