Communication Design Curriculum

Communication Design Curriculum

Art Foundations/Core

Art 1100 :: Intro To Art
Art 1303 :: Drawing 1
Art 2304 :: Drawing 2
Art 1302 :: Design 1
Art 2303 :: Design 2
ARTH 1301 (Art 1310) :: Art History Survey I (25,000 BC - AD 1300)
ARTH 2302 (Art 2311) :: Art History Survey II (AD 1300 - AD 1900)
ARTH 3303 (Art 3312) :: Art History Survey III (20th - 21st Century Art)

Art History course prefix and numbers have changed effective Fall 2011.

Area of Emphasis
Art 2388 :: Design Process {offered spring only; portfolios presented mid-April}
Art 3385 :: Computer Design Methods 1 {offered fall only}
Art 4359 :: Design History {offered fall only}
Art 3386 :: Computer Design Methods 2 {offered spring only}
Art 3381 :: Typography {offered spring only}
Art 3382 :: Symbols {offered spring only}
Art 3383 :: Type + Image {offered fall only}
Art 3384 :: Visual Systems {offered fall only}
Art 4357 :: Web Design Media {offered fall only}
Art 4381 :: Public + Social Service Design {offered spring only}
Art 4380 :: Publication {offered spring only}
Art 4382 :: Portfolio Development {offered spring only}*see course sequencing chart below


Area of Emphasis Electives
{three of the following, student choice :: course offerings and availability may vary}
Art 4304 :: Special Problems
Art 4350 :: Topics in Communication Design
Art 4354 :: Illustration
Art 4355 :: Professional Internship
Art 4356 :: Packaging
Art 4358 :: Motion Graphics

Studio Art Electives
{three of the following, student choice}
Art 3308 :: Printmaking 1: Intro
Art 3328 :: Advanced Printmaking
Art 4328 :: Experimental Printmaking
Art 3325 :: Photographic Arts 1: Intro
Art 3326 :: Advanced Photographic Arts
Art 4326 :: Experimental Photographic Arts
Art 3329 :: Digital Imaging: Intro
Art 4329 :: Advanced Digital Imaging
Art 3336 :: Sculpture: Metal Fabrication
Art 3337 :: Sculpture: Mixed Media/Wood
Art 3338 :: Advanced Sculpture: Intermedia
Art 3339 :: Fabrication
Art 4338 :: Advanced Sculpture: Intermedia
Art 3321 :: Painting 1: Intro
Art 3322 :: Advanced Painting
Art 4322 :: Experimental Painting
Art 3333 :: Metals + Jewelry Design: Intro
Art 3334 :: Advanced Metals + Jewelry Design
Art 4334 :: Advanced Metals + Jewelry Design: Senior Studio
Art 3323 :: Drawing 3: Life Drawing
Art 3324 :: Advanced Life Drawing
Art 4320 :: Experimental Drawing
Art 3300 :: Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel
Art 3301 :: Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building
Art 3330 :: Advanced Ceramics: Wheel
Art 3331 :: Advanced Ceramics: Hand Building
Art 4330 :: Ceramics: Senior Studio

Upper Level Art History
{one of the following, student choice}
ARTH 3320 (Art 4313)  :: Medieval Art of Europe
ARTH 3333 (Art 3311)  :: Native American Arts
ARTH 3345 (Art 3317)  :: Baroque Art
ARTH 3350 (Art 3313)  :: Latin American Art
ARTH 3364 (Art 3314)  :: Art of the United States
ARTH 3366 (Art 3316)  :: 18th and 19th Century Art
ARTH 3380 (Art 3319)  :: Photographic Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries
ARTH 4307 (Art 4314)  :: History of the Book as Art
ARTH 4308 (Art 4310)  :: Seminar in Art History
ARTH 4335 (Art 4315)  :: The Arts of Pre-Columbian America
ARTH 4340 (Art 3318)  :: Art of the Renaissance
ARTH 4389 (Art 4312)  :: Topics in 20th and 21st Century Art



General Studies
English :: 6 Credit Hours
Oral Communication :: 3 Credit Hours
Foreign Language :: 0-10 Credit Hours
Individual + Group Behavior :: 3 Credit Hours {satisfied with 3311 or 4315}
Multi-cultural :: 0 Credit Hours {satisfied with 1310 or 2311}
Technology + Applied Science :: 3 Credit Hours {2309}
Mathematics + Logical Reasoning :: 6 Credit Hours
Natural Science + Lab :: 8 Credit Hours
US History :: 6 Credit Hours
Political Science :: 6 Credit Hours
Humanities :: 3 Credit Hours

Communication Design Course Sequencing

First Year :: Fall Semester
none
First Year :: Spring Semester {submit portfolio mid April}
Art 2388 :: Design Process
Second Year :: Fall Semester
Art 3385 :: Computer Methods 1
Art 4359 :: Design History
Second Year :: Spring Semester
Art 3386 :: Computer Methods 2
Art 3381 :: Typography
Art 3382 :: Symbols
Third Year :: Fall Semester {third year review}
Art 3383 :: Type + Image
Art 3384 :: Visual Systems
Art 4357 :: Online Media
Third Year :: Spring Semester
Art 4380 :: Publication Design
Art 4381 :: Public + Social Service Design
Fourth Year :: Fall Semester
Comm. Design Elective 1
Comm. Design Elective 2
Fourth year :: Spring Semester
Art 4382 :: Portfolio Development
Comm. Design Elective 3


IMPORTANT: Consult undergraduate catalogue for general education requirements.

Sequencing of the Art History courses, the Comm. Design electives, Studio electives, and general education requirements will vary based and availability, summer offerings, and individual decisions and acceptance of transfer credits.