Digital Art & Design

Digital Art & Design

Eastern’s Digital Art and Design concentration is an exciting program that seamlessly integrates the fundamentals of art-making with design and digital media. Digital Art and Design students graduate with an understanding of how design and digital art are woven into our culture. Additionally, they learn about the importance of creative and critical thinking as part of the design and art-making process comprehending its challenges, joys and goals.

The Digital Art and Design program is flexible and dynamic offering courses focused on the field of Visual Communication Design. This field is ever expanding with Eastern’s program encompassing both print and screen design, illustration, packaging, animation, fashion design, and working with actual clients. The Digital Art and Design program provides students with targeted coursework, in which to build a strong portfolio. A Capstone project, during the senior year, is designed to highlight a student’s creativity, critical thinking and technical skills.

Digital Art and Design graduates find design careers in a multitude of industries and regularly pursue graduate degrees to further their education.

Software and Hardware Recommendations
Our program is primarily based on utilizing Apple hardware and Adobe Creative Suite software because of its dominance in the industry. But the program remains flexible and open to students employing other platforms that allow them to creatively solve their design projects. Specific course requirements remain at the discretion of the professor.

Required Foundation Courses for Digital Art and Design (26 credits)
ART110Two-Dimensional DesignDouble Counts for T1 Arts & Humanities in Context
ART111Three-Dimensional Design
OR ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture
OR ART 217 Ceramics
Double Counts for T1 Arts & Humanities in Context
ART122Digital Illustration and Page Layout
ART124Digital ImagingSubstitutes for T2 Applied Information Technology
ART201Relief Printmaking
ART202Drawing IDouble Counts for T2 Creative Expression
ART211Art History I: Pre-History to 1600 (4 Credits)Substitutes for T1 Historical Perspectives
ART212Art History II: 1600 to the Present (4 Credits)Substitutes for T1 Historical Perspectives
 
*After completing several foundation courses, students are required to submit a portfolio to enroll in 300-level (or higher) studio courses. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards may be required to take supplemental courses. Portfolio Requirements
Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)
ART203Graphic Design I
Prerequisite: ART 122 and ART 124
ART329Graphic Design II
Prerequisite: ART 203 and Portfolio
ART335Graphic Design III
Prerequisite: ART 329 and Portfolio
Concentration Electives (choose 4, 12 credits)
ART213Creating Information Graphics
ART310Web Design I
Prerequisite: ART 124 and Portfolio, or Consent of Instructor
ART323Introduction to 3D Modeling
Prerequisite: Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART3252-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART326User Interface & Interaction Design
Prerequisite: ART 203 & Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART327Magazine Design
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART330Package Design
Prerequisite: Portfolio
ART332Photo Imaging: Art and the Digital Camera
Prerequisite: ART122, ART124, Portfolio
ART342Illustration II
Prerequisite: Portfolio OR
Consent of Instructor
ART343Introduction to 3D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART351Motion Graphic Design
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio, OR Consent of Instructor
ART365Special Topics in Art/Digital Art and Design
Prerequisite: TBD
ART403Advanced 3-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 343
ART412Web Design II
Prerequisite: ART 310
ART421Digital Portfolio Preparation
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART422Illustration III
Prerequisites: ART 322, ART 342, Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART470Advanced Topics in Art/Digital Art and Design (With consent of Instructor)
ART490Internship (With consent of Instructor/Chair/Dean)
Major Capstone Course (choose 1, 3 credits)
ART432Eastern Design Group
Prerequisite: ART 335
ART436Graphic Design IV
Prerequisite: ART 335