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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

Students must complete 7 courses (28 credits).

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 101DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS4
ART 105TWO-DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS4
or GD 105 INTRO TO VISUAL DESIGN
or ANI 105 MOTION GRAPHICS FOUNDATIONS
ART 106BEGINNING DRAWING4
ART 113THREE DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS4
or ART 114 FOUR DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
ART 200ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE4
ART 205COLOR THEORY AND APPLICATION4
ART 224BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4

Art Culture, Theory, Criticism, and History Electives

Students must complete 4 courses (16 credits). Choose four courses from the list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 220
THINKING PHOTOGRAPHY (Not available as an elective to Photography and Media Concentration)
ART 204
VISUAL COMMUNICATION (If not applied to Concentration or Specialty)
HAA 130
INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN ART
HAA 239
19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART
HAA 240
ART FROM 1900-1945
HAA 242
ART FROM 1945 - 1975
HAA 265
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM 233
CINEMA & ART (FORMERLY DC 233)
ANI 206
HISTORY OF ANIMATION
ANI 365
CINEMA, ANIMATION, AND ART
ILL 206
HISTORY OF COMICS
GD 220
HISTORY OF DESIGN I
ART 363
ADVERTISING DESIGN
ART 395
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE (Repeatable with a different topic)
Other related course based on approval of the advisor (Course options vary per AMD, CDM, and HAA schedules).

Experiential Learning: Artists and Community

Students must complete 1 course (4 credits). Choose one course from the list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 291
MURAL PAINTING
ART 292
COMMUNITY VIDEO PRODUCTION
ART 348
GRAPHIC ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM
ART 382
STUDENTS TEACHING ART IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
ART 383
SERVICE LEARNING IN THE ARTS INTERNSHIP

Senior Requirements

Students must complete 2 courses (8 credits).

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 394PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN THE STUDIO (Offered Autumn and/or Winter Quarter)4
ART 392SENIOR STUDIO SEMINAR (Senior Capstone Requirement, offered Spring Quarter only)4

Please Note: ART 104 is  not acceptable for major credit.

Prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the instructor.

Concentration Requirements​

Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Studio Art, Photography and Media Art, or Graphic Art.​​​

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