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Interdisciplinary Design (BA) *

Design Bachelors BA

Variable Credit Min

55.5

Variable Credit Max

57.5

Major Academic Plan

Title

Communication Through Design

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to understand the basic principles of design, including composition, color and visual form.

Title

Visual Culture

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify international design artifacts throughout history and recognize their influence on contemporary visual culture.

Title

Career Survey

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to survey the potential career paths within their chosen emphasis and identify the current challenges in the fields.

Title

Technical Skill Development

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate the basic skills of their chosen emphasis, including representational drawing, principles of motion, photography, and graphic design.

Program Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Design BA program is a limited enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Interested students should declare their pre-major intent, complete either DESGD 145, DESIL 101 or DESPH 116 and submit an online portfolio of work to obtain pre-BA status. Pre-major application deadlines are at the end of Fall semester, Winter semester, and Spring term.

Only students granted pre-BA status are to complete the foundational courses and then may apply for the BA program through a portfolio review in June. Accepted major students will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist in completing a program plan, approve hybrid track and provide information about post-graduate preparation.

Requirement 1 — Complete 1 of 4 Options (based on your hybrid track):

Prerequisite course:

Option 1.1 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

Illustration + Graphic Design

course - Design 1 3.0

course - Drawing & Composition 3.0

Option 1.2 — Complete 1 Course

Graphic Design + Illustration

course - Design 1 3.0

Option 1.3 — Complete 1 Course

Photo- and Lens-based Design + Graphic Design

course - Introduction to Photography 3.0

Option 1.4 — Complete 1 Course

Graphic Design + Photo- and Lens-based Design

course - Design 1 3.0

Apply for pre-BA status via portfolio review.

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 of 4 Options (based on your hybrid track):

Foundational Courses:

Option 2.1 — Complete 2 Requirements

Illustration + Graphic Design

Requirement 2.1.1 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Illustration Fundamentals 3.0

course - Intro to Digital Illustration 2.0

Requirement 2.1.2 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

Option 2.2 —Complete 2 Requirements

Graphic Design + Illustration

Requirement 2.2.1 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

Requirement 2.2.2 — Complete 1 Course

course - Intro to Digital Illustration 2.0

Option 2.3 — Complete 2 Requirements

Photo- and Lens-based Design + Graphic Design

Requirement 2.3.1 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Intro to Digital Imaging 3.0

course - Moving Image 1 3.0

Requirement 2.3.2 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

Option 2.4 —Complete 2 Requirements

Graphic Design + Photo- and Lens-based Design

Requirement 2.4.1 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

Requirement 2.4.2 —Complete 1 Course

course - Introduction to Photography 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 Course

course - Intro to Interdisc. Design - 0.5

Apply to the Interdisciplinary Design BA program.

After admission to the major, complete the following requirements based upon your hybrid track.

Requirement 4 — Complete 3 Courses

course  - World Civilization to 1500 3.0

course - World Civilization Since 1500 3.0

course - Design Theory 3.0

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 of 2 Options (based on your hybrid track):

Option 5.1 — Complete 2 Courses

Illustration + Graphic Design / Graphic Design + Illustration

course - History of Graphic Desgn 3.0

course - Survey of Illustration History 3.0

Option 5.2 — Complete 2 Courses

Photo- and Lens-based Design + Graphic Design / Graphic Design + Photo- and Lens-based Design

course - History of Graphic Desgn 3.0

course - History of Photography 3.0

Requirement 6 — Complete the following course twice:

course - Design Lecture Series - 0.5

Requirement 7 — Complete 1 of 2 Options (based on your hybrid track):

COURSES COMPLETED ABOVE DO NOT DOUBLE COUNT TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT

Option 7.1 — Complete 15 hours

Illustration + Graphic Design / Graphic Design + Illustration

course - Motion Concepts 3.0

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

course - Letterpress Studio - You may take once 3.0

course - Practicum in Graphic Design - You may take once 3.0

course - Illustration Fundamentals 3.0

course - Intro to Digital Illustration 2.0

course - Intermed. Digital Illustration 3.0

Option 7.2 — Complete 15 hours

Photo- and Lens-based Design + Graphic Design/ Graphic Design + Photo- and Lens-based Design

course- Motion Concepts 3.0

course - Typography 1 3.0

course - Design 2 3.0

course - Intro to Digital Imaging 3.0

course - Lighting 1 3.0

course - Moving Image 1 3.0

course - Visual Storytelling 3.0

Requirement 8 — Complete 1 of 2 Options (based on your hybrid track):

COURSES COMPLETED ABOVE DO NOT DOUBLE COUNT TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT)

Option 8.1 — Complete 12 hours

Illustration + Graphic Design / Graphic Design + Illustration

course - Analog Motion 3.0

course - Special Topics - You may take once 3.0

course - 3D Motion 3.0

course - Motion Design 3.0

course - Special Topics - You may take once 3.0v

course - Special Topics - You may take once 3.0

Option 8.2 — Complete 12 hours

Photo- and Lens-based Design + Graphic Design/ Graphic Design + Photo- and Lens-based Design

course - Special Topics - You may take once 3.0

course - Interdisciplinary Motion 2 3.0

course - Motion Design 3.0

course - Special Topics - You may take once 3.0v

course - Screenwriting 1 3.0

course - New Media Conceptualization 3.0

course - Practicum: Cinematic Skills - You may take once 1.0v

Requirement 9 — Complete 1 Course

course - Directed Studies - You may take once 2.0

Requirement 10 — Complete 1 of 4 Courses

course - Intro to Entrepreneurship 3.0

course - Marketing Management 3.0

course - Topics in Social Impact - You may take once 1.0v

course - Career Strategies 2.0