Design Concentration, Bachelor of Fine Arts - DESN


Maintain a 3.0 GPA in art courses.

Seventy-two (72) hours must be in art. Six (6) hours must be in approved correlate courses.

All of the following core requirements:
ART 101Drawing I3
ART 102Drawing II3
ART 103Design Lab3
ART 241Art History Survey I3
ART 242Art History Survey II3
One required core course in applied color:3
Painting: Oil
Water-based Media
Fiber: Surface Design
Fiber: Fabric Printing
Studio requirements in Design:
ART 210Web Design and Development I3
ART 223Introduction to Digital Photography3
ART 224Video Art3
ART 225Typography3
ART 226Graphic Design3
ART 385Design Research Methods3
or ART 499 Internship
ART 495Senior Comprehensive in Art History or Studio Art3
Additional elective studio/design courses:27
Earth Art
Painting: Oil
Water-based Media
Relief Printmaking: Traditional & Contemporary Approaches
Intro to Printmedia: Intaglio
Ceramics: Introduction to Clay
Throwing on the Wheel
The Sustainable Cup
Introduction to Furniture Design
Modeling and Replication
Sculptural Knitting and Crochet
Photography I
Sustainable Textiles
Handmade Paper and Felt
Fiber: Surface Design
Fiber: Fabric Printing
Introduction to New Media
Installation Art: Activating Spaces
Introduction to Landscape Architecture
Topics in Art
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Painting
Advanced Printmedia/Drawing
Web Design and Development II
Advanced Ceramics: Hand Building and Slip Casting
Photography II: Lighting Workshop
Video Art II
Animation Workshop
Advanced Fiber: Surface Design
Advanced Fibers: Fabric Printing + Needle Arts
History of Photography
Holography Workshop
Landscape Architecture II
Topics in Art
Independent Study
Independent Study
Alternative Processes in Ceramics
Advanced Sculpture
Photography III: Beyond the Frame
Supporting correlate course requirements:
One course in Business:3
Principles of Marketing
Brand Management
New Venture
One course in Computer Science or Communication Studies:3
Computer Programming
and Computer Programming Laboratory
Social Media
Mass Media and Society
Digital Video Production
Advertising in Consumer Society
Public Relations
Art and Entertainment Law
Non-Profit Public Relations Campaigns and Theory
Marketing Communication
Broadcast Media Production
Two upper-level art/design history courses:6
Film History and Analysis
Modern Art and Design
Alternative Media: Art from 1945 to 1989
Asian Art: Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic Traditions
Picturing Biodiversity: The Art of Natural History
Environment in Contemporary Art
Topics in Art
Independent Study
Independent Study
Dark Romanticism: The Gothic Imagination in Art
Topics in Art
Portfolio Reviews
Participate in portfolio reviews every semester
Total Credits78

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Art majors submit a portfolio of three writing samples from an approved list of approaches to art writing as a graduation requirement.

Senior Comprehensive

A final semester, independent, creative research project in design results in the presenta­tion of a cohesive body of work that is original and aesthetically and conceptually sound.