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Undergraduate Programs in Design

Major (60 credits; ARTD-BS)

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Design that prepares students for careers or graduate study in the rapidly evolving field of design. Students in the major learn visual communication using industry-standard technology across interactive, time-based, digital and traditional media. Students have the option of pursing a concentration in Communication Design, Interaction Design, or Animation and Illustration.

Transfer students who want to major in graphic design must present a transcript, or a transcript and portfolio, to the Design faculty for evaluation. Up to 15 studio credits may be granted toward the major. In addition, students may receive as many additional blanket studio credits as permitted by the BS degree, which requires that at least 60 credits be in liberal arts.

Students who wish to major in Design must meet with an advisor prior to declaring the major. Admission requirements include a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 or approval by portfolio review. Program standards for satisfactory progress require students to maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better within the major and receive no grade lower than C in any requirements for the major. Students accepted into the major are requested to meet with an advisor once each semester to ensure adherence to major requirements. An Apple laptop computer with Adobe Creative Suite software is strongly encouraged for students majoring in Design.

Art History Core Courses (6 credits)
ARTH101 or ARTH102
ARTH 200-299, MEDST 100, 101, 144, 146 

Design Core Courses (33 credits)
ARTS151 or ARTS188, ARTS 189 or ARTS214, 190, 191, 193, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 345, 395.

Elective Courses (21 credits)
Seven of the following courses with at least four upper division electives (ARTS247 or higher): ARTS 157, 165, 171, 187, 188, 195, 205, 207, 210, 212, 213, 215, 217, 221, 247, 248, 249, 259, 257, 269, 277, 278, 279, 286, 287, 289, 290, 296, 347, 358, 359, 370, 393.

 

Minors

The Art Department also offers Minors in Graphic Design, Digital Graphics, Animation and illustration, and in Digital Moviemaking and Imagemaking.

Graphic Design (ARTGD-MIN) — Required: 21 credits
ARTS 190, 191, 241, plus any four from ARTS 189, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 286, 289, 290, 296, 357, 370, 387, 396.

Animation and Illustration (ARTSAI-MIN) — Required: 21 credits 
Seven courses from ARTS 151, 190, 187, 188, 193, 205, 207, 210, 213, 215, 221, 247, 259, 277, 278, 279, 286, 290, 347, 359.

Digital Moviemaking and Imagemaking (ARTSDM-MIN) — Required: 21 credits 
Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 205, 207, 210, 217, 221, 225, 235, 277, 278, 279, 287, 290

Digital Graphics (ARTDG-MIN) — Required: 21 credits
Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 171, 188, 189, 193, 195, 205, 207, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 221, 243, 277, 278, 279, 286, 287, 290. Basic drawing skills (ARTS 151 or equivalent) and a good working knowledge of page layout, image-editing, and drawing software (ARTS 191 or equivalent) are recommended before beginning the minor.
 
 

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Chair: Tony Gonzalez
Studio Art
Dept. Office: Klapper Hall 172
Phone: 718-997-4800     
Fax: 718-997-4835

Art History
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Phone: 718-997-4803     
Fax: 718-997-4835 

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