Department of Visual Arts

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Digital Art and Design Minor (18 credits total)

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 eight samples of the student’s work (two samples each from Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and online media). 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 300 level Design courses. Courses with a grade of less than 2.0 (C) will not count towards the minor.

Required Courses

Computer Skills courses (6 credits total)
ART 122 Digital Illustration and Page Layout  
ART 124 Digital Imaging and Online Media  
Graphic Design courses (6 credits)
ART 203 Graphic Design I
Prerequisite: ART 124 and either ART 110 OR ART 202
ART 329 Graphic Design II
Prerequisite: Art 203 and Portfolio Review

Choice of TWO courses from the following (6 credits)
ART 213 Creating Information Graphics
ART 214 Designing for Life, What We Wear  
ART 226 Public Art: Art and the Community  
ART 228 Creative Problem Solving  
ART 233 Graphic Design History
Prerequisite: ENG 100, ART 212, ART 211
ART 310 Web Design I
Prerequisite: ART 124
ART 327 Magazine Design
Prerequisite: ART 204 (New course number ART 329)
ART 330 Package Design
Prerequisite: Portfolio Review
ART 334 Art Exhibition: Design, Documentation, and Publicity  
ART 335 Graphic Design III
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART 338 Graphic Design Style
Prerequisite: ART 203
ART 343 Introduction to 3D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART 350 Video Art
Prerequisite: ART 124
ART 351 Motion Graphics
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART 365 Special Topics in Art/Digital Art and Design (With consent of Instructor)  
ART 403 Advanced 3-D Animation
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124
ART 421 Digital Portfolio Preparation
Prerequisite: ART 329
ART 436 Graphic Design IV
Prerequisite: ART 335
ART 450 Advanced Digital Illustration
Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 124 & ART 329
Total Credits 18
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