Digital Art and Design Concentration

Digital Art and Design Concentration (50 Credits)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual Arts with a Concentration in Digital Art & Design consists of 53 credits. Grades of less than 2.0 (C) will not count toward the major.

  • Required Foundation Courses – 26 credits
  • Required Courses for the Concentration – 21 credits
  • Major Capstone Course – 3 credits

In addition to major requirements, students are required to fulfill the University’s Writing Requirements.

Required Foundation Courses For Digital Art and Design (26 credits)
ART110Two-Dimensional DesignDouble Counts for T1 Arts & Humanities in Context
ART111Three-Dimensional Design
OR ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture
OR ART 208 Surface Design
Double Counts for T1 Arts & Humanities in Context
ART122Digital Illustration and Page Layout
ART124Digital ImagingSubstitutes for T2 Applied Information Technology
ART201Relief Printmaking
ART202Drawing IDouble Counts for T2 Creative Expression
ART211Art History I: Pre-History to 1600 (4 Credits)Substitutes for T1 Historical Perspectives
ART212Art History II: 1600 to the Present (4 Credits)Substitutes for T1 Historical Perspectives
*After completing the two digital art techniques courses (ART 122 and ART 124) and one of the studio art foundation courses (ART 110, ART 201, ART 202), students will be required to submit a portfolio for admission into the Digital Art and Design Program. The portfolio will include 10 samples of the student’s work (two examples each from Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and online media and two samples from Drawing I (ART 202) OR 2-Dimensional Design (ART 110) OR Relief Printmaking (ART 201). Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines available in the Visual Arts Department office. Portfolios must be submitted and program admission approved before students can enroll in 300-level design courses.
Required Design Courses (9 credits total)
ART203Graphic Design I
Prerequisite: ART 122 and ART 124
ART329Graphic Design II
Prerequisite: ART 203 and Portfolio
ART335Graphic Design III
Prerequisite: ART 329 and Portfolio
OR ART 334 Art Exhibitions: Design, Documentation and Publicity
Choice of THREE Courses from the following (9 credits)
ART213Creating Information Graphics
Prerequisite: LAC T2IT
ART214Fashion Design and Illustration
Prerequisite: ART 202 AND ART 122 OR ART 124
ART216Textile Design For Fashion
Prerequisites: ART 214 OR ART 122 OR ART 124
ART310Web Design I
Prerequisite: ART 124
ART3252-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART327Magazine Design
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART330Package Design
Prerequisite: Portfolio
ART332Photo Imaging: Art and the Digital Camera
Prerequisite: ART122, ART124, Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART334Art Exhibition: Design, Documentation and Publicity
Prerequisite: ART 329 and Portfolio
ART343Introduction to 3D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART351Motion Graphic Design
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio, OR Consent of Instructor
ART365Special Topics in Art/Digital Art and Design
Prerequisite: TBD
ART403Advanced 3-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 343
ART412Web Design II
Prerequisite: ART 310
ART421Digital Portfolio Preparation
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART450Advanced Digital Illustration
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124 & ART 329
ART470Advanced Topics in Art/Digital Art and Design (With consent of Instructor)
ART480Independent Study (With consent of Instructor/Chair/Dean)
ART490Internship (With consent of Instructor/Chair/Dean)
COM310Digital Photography
Major Capstone Course: Choose ONE of the following courses (3 credits)
ART432Eastern Design Group
Prerequisite: ART 335 OR ART 334
ART436Graphic Design IV
Prerequisite: ART 335 OR ART 334