Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a major in Design

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to the understanding, production and presentation of works of art in all media. It seeks to explore and develop visual literacy as well as technical, critical and conceptual skills. The curriculum combines history, theory, practice and technology with interdisciplinary learning that aims to nurture a balance between technical proficiency, experimentation with new ideas and studying the visual arts as a means of understanding the intellectual and cultural history of humanity.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University.

 
 
 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Design must complete 120 credits  including satisfaction of the University General Education requirementsCollege degree requirements, the core and the concentration requirements below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.

CORE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits total – courses in sections A, B, and C

SECTION A
ADR 1050Drawing I3
ADR 1060Drawing II3
ACO 1200Surface Studio3
ACO 1230Space Studio3
SECTION B6
Select two of the following:
(VP) Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval
(VP) Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
(VP) Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa
SECTION C
ADN 3100Design Process3
AGD 2240Introduction to Graphic Design: Skills and Concepts3
Total Credits24
 

Concentration Requirements: Students must complete forty-two to fifty-four credits (depending on areas of specialization) in design courses, eighteen of which must be at the advanced level (from courses numbered 3000 and above) plus the appropriate senior seminar for the selected concentration. Each concentration may require additional elective coursework to meet the minimum of 120 credits necessary for completion of a bachelor's degree program. The minimum grade for each course required in the concentration, which must be taken in the Department of Art and Art History, must be no less than a ‘C-’ in order for the course credit to count toward completion of the degree. Curriculum outlines with suggested scheduling patterns for the below concentrations are available from the Department of Art and Art History. Required courses in each B.F.A. concentration are given below; exceptions may be made with consent of academic advisor.


Fashion Design

AFI 2650Beginning Weaving3
AFI 2660Introduction to Fabric Printing and Dyeing3
AFA 2410Textiles3
AFA 2420Fashion Design: Basic Construction3
AFA 3420Fashion Design: Advanced Construction3
AFA 3400Clothing and Culture3
AFA 3410Textile Performance Analysis3
AFA 3460Introduction to Merchandising3
AFA 5422Fashion Design: Flat Pattern3
AFA 5430History of Costume3
AFA 5442Fashion Design: Draping3
AFA 5452Fashion Design: Tailoring3
AFA 5997(WI) Seminar3
AFA 6440Computer-Aided Design for Apparel Design3
Two Art or Design History electives 3000 level or above6
Two Art or Design studio electives 16
Total Credits54
1

May be chosen from the following subject areas: ACR, ADR, AFI, AGD, AIA, AID, AIN, AME, APA, APH, APR or ASL

Graphic Design

AGD 2230Introduction to Typography: Skills and Concepts3
AGD 2250Typography3
AGD 6260Advanced Typography3
AGD 3250Graphic Design I: Principles and Problem Solving3
AGD 3260Introduction to Interactivity3
AGD 3700History of Graphic Design3
Art or Design History elective 3000-level or above3
AGD elective 3000-level or above3
AGD 4250Graphic Design II: Word, Image, and Visual Organization3
AGD 5260(WI) Senior Seminar3
AGD 5997Senior Studio3
Two AGD electives 5000-level or above6
Two Art or Design studio electives, chosen from the following subject areas: AGD, ADA or APR6
Two Art and Design studio electives, may be chosen from the following subject areas: ACR, ADR, AFA, AFI, AIA, AID, ADA, AME, APA, APH, APR or ASL6
Total Credits51
 
Industrial Design
AID 3300Introduction to Industrial Design3
AID 3310Presentation3
AID 5300Advanced Studio/Product3
AID 5310Advanced Presentation3
AID 53303-D Modeling3
AID 5997(WI) Senior Seminar3
ADN 6320History of Modern Design I ( OR)3
or AID 6330 History of Modern Design II
MIT 3350Applied Human Factors3
AID 6300/4600/7300Advanced Studio: Transportation3
AID 6310Advanced Studio/Exhibit3
Two Art or Design History electives 3000 level or above6
Two Art or Design studio electives 16
Total Credits42
1

May be chosen from the following subject areas: ACR, ADR, AFA, AFI, AGD, AIA, AIN, AME, APA, APH, APR or ASL 

 

Interior Design

AIA 2600Interior Design: CAD I3
AIA 2610Interior Design Studio I3
AIA 3610Interior Design Studio II3
AIA 3620Interior Design: CAD II3
AIA 4610Interior Design Studio III3
AIA 5610Interior Materials and Systems3
AIA 5620Building Construction Systems in Architecture I3
AIA 5630Interior Lighting Design and Application3
AIA 5640Building Construction Systems in Architecture II3
AIA 5997(WI) Senior Seminar3
AIA 6610Interior Design Studio IV3
AIA 6650Business Practicum2
ADN 6320History of Modern Design I3
or AID 6330 History of Modern Design II
Two Art or Design History electives 3000 level or above6
Two Art or Design studio electives 16
Total Credits50
1

May be chosen from the following subject areas: ACR, ADR, AFA, AFI, AGD, AIA, AID, AIN, AME, APA, APH, APR or ASL