Dec 05, 2023
The Applied Design Program accepts as its mission the role of providing learning experiences for students who wish to pursue careers in the applied design fields of graphic illustration, commercial photography, and sequential arts. The goal of this program is to offer an intensified curriculum in applied design that will enable students graduating from the program to think logically and creatively, and to function as practicing artists/crafts persons. Students in this program must complete 121 semester hours of University courses. Included in these 121 hours are 42 hours of required Foundation Courses and 38 hours of Fine Arts Core Courses. All students must earn a grade of C or higher in all ARTS Prerequisites. A student must earn a grade of C or higher in all ARTS courses to graduate.
General Education Requirements
All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099 does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.
Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9
Discipline A: Arts
One course from:
Discipline B: History
One course from: Discipline B, Discipline C, or Discipline D below.
Discipline C: Foreign Language
Languages: Chinese, French, Spanish, American Sign Language
Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6
Students must select one course in each of two disciplines:
Discipline A: Social Sciences
Discipline B: Behavioral Sciences
Curriculum Area III - Biological and Physical Sciences: Credits 7
Students must select two science courses and one science laboratory course from the following:
Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 3
Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9
Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7
Additional Courses: Credits 3
In addition, students must take 3 credits from approved liberal arts courses:
Total Required for General Education: Credits 41
1Students must pass ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .
2Honors students should take honors courses.
Foundation Knowledge: Credits 42
Major Requirements: Credits 38
Curriculum Guide for Applied Design - Graphic Illustration