Digital Art and Design Minor

Digital Art and Design Minor (18 credits)

To earn a Digital Art and Design minor a student must complete 18 credits in Digital Art and Design courses with at least 6 of those at the 200-level or higher. Students interested in the Digital Art and Design minor are required to submit a portfolio for admission to the program after completing the two Digital Art Techniques Courses: ART 122 and ART 124. The portfolio will include a total of eight examples showcasing their skills in the following categories and software: digital illustration (2 utilizing Illustrator); photographic collage and painting (2 utilizing Photoshop); typographic experimentation and 2-D compositional layout (2 utilizing InDesign); web design/blogging and animation for web (2 utilizing WordPress or Wix). Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines available in the art office. Portfolios must be submitted and program admission approved before students can enroll in upper-level Design courses, most of which require portfolio acceptance. Courses with a grade of less than 2.0 (C) will not count towards the minor.

A Minor must include at least 9 unique credits.

Required Courses
Computer Skills courses (6 credits total)
ART122Digital Illustration and Page Layout
ART124Digital Imaging and Online Media
Graphic Design courses (6 credits)
ART203Graphic Design I
Prerequisite: ART 122 & ART 124
ART329Graphic Design II
Prerequisite: ART 203 and Portfolio
Choice of TWO courses from the following (6 credits)
ART213Creating Information Graphics
ART214Fashion Design and Illustration
Prerequisites: ART 202 and ART 122 OR ART 124 OR Consent of Instructor
ART216Textile Design for Fashion
Prerequisites: ART 122 OR 124 and ART214
ART226Public Art: Art and the Community
ART228Creative Problem Solving
ART233Graphic Design History
Prerequisite: ENG 100, ART 211, ART 212
ART310Web Design I
Prerequisite: ART 124
ART3252-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124 AND 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
ART335Graphic Design III
Prerequisite: ART 329 and Portfolio
ART338Graphic Design Style
Prerequisite: ART 203
ART342Illustration II
Prerequisite: Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART343Introduction to 3D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124 and Portfolio OR Consent of Instructor
ART350Video Art
Prerequisite: ART 124
ART351Motion Graphic Design
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124, Portfolio, OR Consent of Instructor
ART365Special Topics in Art/Digital Art and Design (With consent of Instructor)
ART403Advanced 3-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124
ART412Web Design II
ART421Digital Portfolio Preparation
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART436Graphic Design IV
Prerequisite: ART 335
Total Credits18