Design Curriculum

Major: BFA in Design (total of 63 credits)

Art History Core Courses (6 credits)
ARTH 101 or ARTH 102
ARTH 200-299, MEDST 100, 101, 144, 146

Design Required Courses (33 credits)

ARTS 151 or ARTS 188; ARTS 190, 191, 193, 214, 241, 242, 245, 246, 345, 395

Design Elective Courses (24 credits)
Eight of the following courses: ARTS 157, 165, 171, 172, 187, 188, 192, 195, 205, 207, 210, 212, 213, 215, 217, 221, 247, 248, 249, 250, 259, 263, 266, 269, 277, 278, 279, 286, 287, 289, 290, 296, 314, 347, 358, 359, 370, 393. Four of the eight electives must be taken from the upper division courses (ARTS 247 or higher).
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Concentrations

Students may opt to pursue a concentration in Communication Design, Animation & Illustration or Interaction Design by selecting five courses from the list of design electives. At least three of the electives are required to come from upper division courses (ARTS 247 or higher).

Communication Design Concentration: ARTS 165, 171, 188, 195, 205, 207, 210, 212, 213, 243, 248, 249, 257, 269, 277, 278, 279, 286, 289, 290, 296, 370, 393

Animation and Illustration Concentration
Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 171, 187, 188, 192, 207, 210, 213, 214, 215, 217, 221, 247, 249, 257, 266, 277, 278, 279, 287, 290, 296, 347, 358, 359, 370, 393

Interaction Design Concentration
Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 171, 172, 188, 195, 205, 207, 210, 212, 213, 214, 217, 221, 243, 249, 250, 257, 263, 269, 277, 278, 279, 286, 290, 314, 370, 393

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Minors in Graphic Design

Graphic Design (ARTGD-MIN) — Required: 21 credits
ARTS 190, 191, 241, plus any four from ARTS 188, 193, 213, 207, 214, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 263, 269, 286, 289, 290, 296, 314, 370, 393.

Animation and Illustration (ARTSAI-MIN) — Required: 21 credits
Seven courses from ARTS 151, 190, 191, 192, 187, 188, 193, 205, 207, 210, 213, 215, 221, 247, 249, 250, 259, 266, 277, 278, 279, 286, 290, 347, 359, 370, 393.

Digital Moviemaking and Imagemaking (ARTSDM-MIN) — Required: 21 credits
Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 205, 207, 210, 217, 221, 225, 235, 277, 278, 279, 287, 290, 370, 393

Interaction Design (ARTDG-MIN) — Required: 21 credits
Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 171, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 195, 205, 207, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 221, 243, 249, 263, 277, 278, 279, 286, 287, 290, 314, 370, 393. Basic drawing skills (ARTS 151 or equivalent) and a good working knowledge of page layout, image-editing, and drawing software (ARTS 191 or equivalent) are recommended before beginning the minor.
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