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Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art History

This major must be accompanied by a minor.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 22700 (History of Art since 1400)
(3) AD 22600 (History of Art to 1400) (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) Minor course
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) General elective
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 32700 (Art History Methodology) (3) AD 21700, 31100, 31200 or 35900
(3) Individual and Society* (3) Gender Issues*
(3) Minor course (3) Minor course
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Other Cultures*
(3) Other Languages*† (3) General elective
    (3) General elective
(15)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 38000, 45100 or 45200 (3) AD 38200, 38300, 38400, 45400 or 45500
(3) Minor course (3) Art History elective, Note A
(3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (3) Global Perspective*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) Western Heritage*
(3) General elective (3) General elective
    (3) General elective
(15)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) Art History elective, Note A (3) Art History elective, Note A
(3) Art History elective, Note A (3) Minor course
(3) Social Ethics* (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (2-3) General elective
(15)   (14-15)  

 

Art History Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

A. Select at least four art history electives from a list available from a counselor in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advising Office. It is also recommended that by the end of the senior year a student majoring in art history achieve a reading knowledge of both French and German.

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Fine Arts

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 10600 (Design II)
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 11400 (Drawing II)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) Requirement B
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Other Languages*†
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 21300 (Life Drawing I) (3) AD 38400 (Postmodernism)
(3) AD 38300 (Modern Art) (3) Art and Design fine arts foundations, 
Note A
(3) Individual and Society* (3) Art and Design fine arts foundations, 
Note A
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Other Cultures* (3) General elective
    (0) Sophomore Review, Note B
(15)   (15)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) Art and Design fine arts foundations, 
Note A
(3) Art and Design concentration, Note C
(3) Art and Design fine arts foundations, 
Note A
(3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Western Heritage*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(18)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) Art and Design concentration, Note C (0) AD 424 (Senior Exhibition)
(3) Global Perspective* (3) Art and Design concentration, Note C
(3) General elective (3) Social Ethics*
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
    (2-3) General elective
(15)   (14-15)  

 

Fine Arts Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

  1. Art and design foundations courses: two-dimensional (painting, printmaking and textiles) and three-dimensional (ceramics, textiles, metal and sculpture).
  2. Sophomore portfolio assessment and senior exhibition required.
  3. Art and design concentrations courses: ceramics, drawing, illustration, jewelry and metalwork, painting, printmaking and textiles.

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Industrial Design

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 10600 (Design II)
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 14600 (Design Drawing I)
(3) CGT 16300 (Introduction to Graphics for Manufacturing) (3) AD 22700 (History of Art since 1400)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) General elective
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 21500 (Materials and Processes) (3) AD 23500 (Materials and Processes II)
(3) AD 24600 (Design Drawing II) (3) AD 25600 (Presentation Techniques)
(3) AD 39500 (History of Design) (3) AD 47800 (Internship in Art and Design)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) Individual and Society*
(3) Other Languages* (3) Natural Sciences*
    (3) Western Heritage*
(15)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 30500 (Industrial Design I), Note A (3) AD 30600 (Industrial Design II)
(3) AD 31500 (Design Methodology) (3) AD 31600 (Seminar on Industrial 
Design I)
(3) Industrial Design selective (3) AD 45400 (Modern Architecture) or
HIST 33400 
(Science and Technology in Western Civilization II)
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) AD 47800 (Internship in Art and Design)
(3) Social Ethics* (3) Industrial Design selective
    (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(15)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AD 40500 (Industrial Design III) (3) AD 40600 (Industrial Design IV)
(3) AD 41500 (Professional Techniques) (3) AD 41600 (Seminar on Ideas in Industrial Design II: Design and Creative Problem-Solving Methods)
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Gender Issues*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) Global Perspective*
(3) General elective (3) Industrial Design selective
(15)   (15)  

 

Industrial Design Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

A. Mandatory portfolio reviews are required during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Students must pass this review in order to advance to the next level of industrial design courses.

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Interior Design

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 10600 (Design II)
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 13000 (Design Process and Communication)
(3) AD 12500 (Introduction to Interior Design) (3) AD 22700 (History of Art since 1400)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) CGT 22100 (Graphic Representation)
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 23000 (Interior Design I) (3) AD 25000 (Interior Design II)
(3) AD 24000 (Interior Drafting and Drawing) (3) AD 26000 (Computer-Aided Design for Interiors)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) AD 28500 (Interior Components and Materials)
(3) Other Languages*† (3) AD 38500 (History of Interior Design)
(3) Western Heritage* (3) Individual and Society*
    (0) Portfolio Review, Note A
(15)   (15)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 32000 (Interior Lighting Design), Notes A and B (3) AD 35000 (Interior Design IV)
(3) AD 33000 (Interior Design III), Note A (0-3) AD 47800 (Internship or Co-op)
(3) AD 48500 (History of Contemporary Interiors) (3) CGT 32100 (Advanced Digital Pictorial Representation)
(3) BCM 230 (Mechanical and Electrical Systems) (2) CSR 21500 (Textiles)
(3) Natural Sciences* (1) CSR 21501 (Textiles Laboratory)
(3) General elective (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(18)   (12-15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AD 39700 (Sustainability in the Built Environment) (3) AD 44000 (Interior Detailing and Construction)
(3) AD 43000 (Interior Design V) (3) AD 46500 (Professional Practice)
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Gender Issues*
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Global Perspective*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Western Heritage*    
(18)   (15)  

 

Interior Design Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

  1. Mandatory portfolio reviews are required during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Students must pass this review in order to advance to the next level of interior design courses.
  2. Students must earn a "B" or better in interior design courses AD 10500, 10600, 11300, 12500 and 13000 the first year, then earn a "C" or better in interior design courses the second, third and fourth years.

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Photography and Related Media

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness*
(3) AD 11700 (Black and White Photography: Silver-based Processes, Traditions and Aesthetics) (3) AD 11900 (Color Photography: Process, Theory and Aesthetics)
(3) AD 25100 (History of Photography I) (3) AD 25300 (History of Photography II)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 26700 (Digital Media I: Photography and Digital Imaging) (3) AD 22700 (History of Art Since 1400)
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) AD 26900 (Digital Media II: Web Design and Time-Based Media)
(3) Other Languages*† (3) Individual and Society*
(3) General elective (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) General elective (3) Other Cultures*
    (3) General elective
(15)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 38300 (Modern Art) or
AD 38400 (Postmodernism)
(3) Photography Sequence, Note A
(3) Photography Sequence, Note A (3) Photography Sequence, Note A
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Global Perspective*
(3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (1) Western Heritage*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) General elective
(3) General elective    
(18)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AD 42100 (Advanced Studies in Photography and Related Media I) (3) AD 42200 (Advanced Studies in Photography and Related Media II)
(3) Social Ethics* (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(15)   (15)  

 

Photography and Related Media Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

  1. Three of the following four courses are required: AD 32100, 34100, 36300, 38100.
  2. Sophomore portfolio review required when the student completes AD 11700, 11900, 26700 and 26900.

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Theatre

Students enrolled in the Theatre major are required to maintain a minimum grade of "C-" in all theatre courses in order to remain in and advance in the program.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) THTR 23300 (Acting: Workshop I)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) THTR 20100 (Theatre Appreciation), Aesthetic Awareness* (2) THTR Requirement, Note A
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Western Heritage*
(3) Other Languages*† (3) Elective
    (2) Elective
(15-16) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) THTR 21300 (Vocal Production I) (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Individual and Society* (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(3) Natural Sciences* (2) THTR Requirement, Note A
(2) THTR Requirement, Note A (1-2) THTR Requirement, Note B-1, Note B
(1-3) THTR Requirement B-1, Note B (3) United States Tradition*
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(15-17)   (15-16)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) THTR 38000 (History of Theatre I) (3) THTR 38100 (History of Theatre II)
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Global Perspective* (3) THTR Requirement, Note A
(2) THTR Requirement, Note A (2-3) THTR Requirement B-2, Note B
(1-3) THTR Requirement B-1, Note B (3) Elective
(3) Elective (2) Elective
(15-17)   (16-17)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) Other Cultures* (3) THTR 44000 (Directing: Page to Stage)
(2-3) Requirement B-2, Note B (2-3) THTR Requirement B-2, Note B
(3) THTR Requirement, Note C (3) THTR Requirement B-2, Note C
(3) THTR Requirement, Note C (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(2) Elective (2) Elective
(16-17)   (16-17)  

 

Theatre Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

  1. Complete the following courses in foundation studies: THTR 16000, 16100, 16200, 16300 and 16400.
  2. Complete 11 or 12 credits in performance and production.
    1. Select two practicum courses and a minimum of 3 credits from THTR 33600 and/or 36800.
    2. Select eight or nine credits from THTR 32300, 33300, 33400, 36000, 36100, 36200 and 36300.
    3. Complete nine credits in additional theatre courses. Students enrolled in Theatre are required to maintain a minimum grade of "C-" in all theatre classes in order to remain in and advance in the program.

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Theatre: Acting

Students enrolled in the Theatre Acting major are required to maintain a minimum grade of "C-" in alltheatre courses in order to remain in and advance in the program.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) THTR 23300 (Acting: Workshop I)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) THTR 20100 (Theatre Application), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) THTR Requirement, Note A
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) Western Heritage*
(3) Other Languages*† (3) Elective
    (3) Elective
(15-16) (18)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(2) THTR 21300 (Voice for the Actor) (2) THTR 16400 (Introduction to Theatre Organization and Management)
(2) THTR 25600 (Stage Makeup) (2-4) THTR 23500 (Vocal Physical Preparation)
(2) THTR 32300 (Movement for the Actor) (3) THTR 33300 (Acting Workshop II)
(3) Individual and Society* (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(3) Elective (3) United States Tradition*
(15)   (16-18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(2) THTR 33400 (Acting Workshop III) (1) THTR 33600 (Rehearsal and Performance), Note B-1
(1) THTR 33600 (Rehearsal and Performance) (3) THTR 38100 (History of Theatre II)
(3) THTR 38000 (History of Theatre I) (3) THTR 43300 (Acting Workshop IV)
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Global Perspective* (3) Elective
(3) Elective (2) Elective
(15)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(1) THTR 33600 (Rehearsal and Performance), Note B-1 (1-3) THTR 33600 (Rehearsal and Performance), Note B-1
(2) THTR 44000 (Directing: Page to Stage) (2-3) Requirement, Note B-2
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Elective
(2-3) Requirement, Note B-2 (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(3) Elective    
(17-18)   (15-17)  

 

Theatre: Acting Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

  1. Select one of the following four theatre design and technology courses: THTR 16000, 16100, 16200, 16300.
  2. Performance and Production:
    1. THTR 33600 may be taken for 1 to 2 credits; a minimum of 4 credits is needed. Course is repeatable.
    2. Select four or five credits from DANC 10100, 10200, 10300, 14000, 14400, 20100, 20200, 20300 and THTR 52600.

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Theatre Design and Production

Students enrolled in the Theatre Design and Production major are required to maintain a minimum grade of "C-" in all theatre courses in order to remain in and advance in the program.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3-4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Western Heritage*
(3) THTR 20100 (Theatre Application), Aesthetic Awareness* (2-3) Requirement, Note A
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (2-3) Requirement, Note A
(3) Other Languages*† (3) Elective
    (3) Elective
(15-16) (16-18)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) Individual and Society* (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(2-3) THTR Requirement, Note A (3) United States Tradition
(2-3) THTR Requirement, Note A (2-3) THTR Requirement, Note A
(1-2) THTR Requirement, Note B (2-3) THTR Requirement, Note A
(3) Elective (1-2) Requirement, Note B-1
(14-17)   (14-17)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) THTR 38000 (History of Theatre I) (3) THTR 38100 (History of Theatre II)
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Global Perspective* (3) THTR Requirement, Note B-2
(2-3) Global Perspective* (2-3) THTR Requirement, Note C
(1-2) THTR Requiremen, Note B-1 (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(15-17)   (17-18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) Other Cultures* (3) THTR Requirement, Note B-2
(2-3) THTR Requirement, Note A (2-3) THTR Requirement, Note C
(3) THTR Requirement, Note B-2 (3) Elective
(2-3) THTR Requirement, Note C (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(2) Elective    
(15-17)   (14-15)  

 

Theatre Design and Production Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

  1. Complete the following courses in foundation studies: THTR 16000, 16100, 16200, 16300, 16400, 23300, 27000 and 44000.
  2. Complete 12 credits in production.
    1. Select two practicum courses and a minimum of 3 credits from THTR 36800.
    2. Select nine credits from THTR 36000, 36100, 36200 and 36300.
  3. Complete nine credits in additional theatre courses.

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Visual Arts Teaching Major

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 10600 (Design II)
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 20000 (Painting I)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (2) EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) General elective
(15-16) (14)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(2) AD 20200 (Introduction to Art Education) (3) AD 11700 (Black and White Photography: Silver-Based Processes, Traditions, and Aesthetics)
(3) AD 22600 (History of Art to 1400), Western Heritage* (3) AD 22700 (History of Art since 1400)
(3) AD 27500 (Beginning Sculpture) (3) AD 30300 (Art in Middle/Junior High Schools)
(3) EDCI 20500 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) (3) EDPS 23500 (Learning and Motivation), Individual and Society*
(3) EDCI 28500 (Multiculturalism and Education), Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (3) EDPS 26500 (The Inclusive Classroom), Social Ethics*
(3) Other Languages*† (3) General elective
(17)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 30200 (Theory and Practice for Elementary School Art) (3) AD 40200 (Art in Secondary Schools)
(3) AD 38300 (Modern Art) (3) AD Studio
(3) EDST 20000 (History and Philosophy of Education) (3) AD Studio
(3) AD Studio (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) AD Studio (3) Other Cultures*
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(18)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AD Studio (16) EDCI 49800 (Supervised Teaching)
(3) AD Studio, Note A  
(3) Gender Issues*    
(3) Global Perspective*    
(3) Natural Sciences*    
(3) United States Tradition*    
(18)   (16)  

 

Visual Arts Teaching Major (All Grade Major) Note

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

A. Choose one textile course from the following options: AD 27000 (Constructed Textiles), AD 27100 (Dyed Textiles), AD 37000 (Woven Textiles).

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Visual Arts Teaching Major (All Major — Design Emphasis)

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 10600 (Design II)
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 11400 (Drawing II)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (2) EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) General elective
(15-16) (14)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 20200 (Introduction to Art Education) (3) AD 22700 (History of Art since 1400)
(3) AD 22600 (History of Art to 1400), Western Heritage* (3) AD 24200 (Ceramics I)
(3) AD 27500 (Beginning Sculpture) (3) AD 30300 (Art in the Middle/Junior High Schools)
(3) EDCI 20500 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) (3) EDPS 23500 (Learning and Motivation), Individual and Society*
(3) EDCI 28500 (Multiculturalism and Education), Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (3) EDPS 26500 (The Inclusive Classroom), Social Ethics*
(3) Other Languages*†    
(18)   (15)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 26500 (Relief Printmaking) (3) AD 20000 (Painting I)
(3) AD 30200 (Theory and Practice for Elementary School Art) (3) AD 40200 (Art in Secondary School)
(3) AD 38300 (Modern Art) (3) Design Sequence, Note A
(3) EDST 20000 (History and Philosophy of Education) (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Design Sequence, Note A (3) General elective
(3) Natural Sciences*    
(18)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AD 11700 (Black and White Photography: Silver-Based Processes, Traditions and Aesthetics) (16) EDCI 49800 (Supervised Teaching)
(3) Design Sequence, Note A  
(3) Gender Issues*    
(3) Global Perspective*    
(3) Other Cultures*    
(3) United States Tradition*    
(18)   (16)  

 

Visual Arts Teaching Major (All Major — Design Emphasis) Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

A. Select one nine-hour sequence of courses from interior design, industrial design or visual communications design. Contact an advisor from the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advising Office.

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Visual Communications Design

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AD 10500 (Design I) (3) AD 10600 (Design II)
(3) AD 11300 (Basic Drawing), Aesthetic Awareness* (3) AD 22700 (History of Art since 1400)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) Mathematics and Statistics*
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or 
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) Other Languages*†
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (3) General elective
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AD 20500 (Design III) (3) AD 20600 (Studio in Visual Communications Design)
(3) AD 22800 (Visual Communications Design Computing I) (3) AD 22900 (Visual Communications Design Computing II)
(3) Individual and Society* (3) Design Sequence, Note A
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Gender Issues*
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Individual and Society*
    (3) Natural Sciences*
    (0) Portfolio Review, Note A
(15)   (18)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AD 31800 (Fundamentals of Interactive Multimedia Design) (3) AD 31900 (Web Design for Visual Communications)
(3) AD 33200 (Visual Communications Design I), Note A (3) AD 36600 (Visual Communications Design II)
(3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity* (3) Global Perspective*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) Western Heritage*
(3) General elective (3) General elective
    (3) General elective
(15)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AD 43100 (Visual Communications 
Design III)
(3) AD 43200 (Visual Communications Design IV)
(3) Social Ethics* (2) AD 51900 (Professional Practices for Visual Communications Designers)
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (3) General elective
(3) General elective (1) General elective
(18)   (15)  

 

Visual Communications Design Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

A. Mandatory sophomore portfolio review will continue.

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