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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Art and Design

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Telephone: (302) 831-2244

The Department of Art and Design is a studio-oriented department offering a wide range of visual arts activities and subject areas. Passing a portfolio review is required for admission to the major. The Department offers undergraduate majors in Art (Bachelor of Arts), Fine Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts), and Visual Communications (Bachelor of Fine Arts). The B.A. degree requires 52 credit hours of art courses. The B.F.A. - F.A. degree requires 76 credit hours minimum of art courses and 86 credit hours maximum. The B.F.A. - V.C. degree requires 76 credit hours minimum of art courses and 86 credit hours maximum. All grades in art courses must be C- or better. Admission to the B.F.A. is contingent upon submission of an electronic portfolio of original work and a core review process, after completion of a minimum of 40 credits of core courses and a 2.66 GPA in studio art courses.

Core studio art courses are taken in the freshman and sophomore years. Art History courses may be applied toward both the art major related work requirement and a breadth requirement, but credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts degree offers course work in a variety of media with the idea that a contemporary artist is well versed in many areas. Shared studio spaces are provided for upper level students so that they have the experience of setting up and working in their own studio. Fine Arts students will have experiences in computer courses, video, and multi-media courses, which prepare them to be competitive in contemporary art and certain areas of the commercial art world.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications degree is an intense series of courses intended to inspire inquiry into the art of communication design and develop applicable skills in various creative processes. The degree path begins with a focus on typography and image design fundamentals, then leads each student toward a self-motivated career in the applied arts through a variety of required and elective courses in graphic design, advertising, illustration, and new media. Visual Communications majors have grades of C- or better in all required courses to continue in the degree path.

The Department enjoys an excellent reputation. Our facilities include a large computer lab, digital and electronic equipment, and spacious studios, which support a variety of artistic and design practices. The proximity of the University to major cultural centers of the northeastern United States provides students with easy access to important museums, galleries, internships, field trip options, and allows for an outstanding program of visiting artists.

The Interactive Media minor is available through the Department. For more information, contact the or visit:



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