The major in Computer Art & Design leading to the BFA degree is designed for students who wish to use the potential of the computer in the development of art toward either a vocational or vocational interests. Those students majoring in and intending to follow a career in computer art & design will be preparing for entrance into the visual communications field in computer art, computer animation, graphic design and/or interactive media.

All students majoring in Computer Art & Design will complete the following:

  • Students majoring in Computer Art & Design must complete the CAD core courses.
  • 36-39 credit hours within Computer Art & Design in graphic design or computer animation/interactive media.

 


COURSE REQUIREMENTS



CAD Core

Code Course  Credit 
ART 100 2-D Design 4
ART 101 3-D Design 4
ART 107 Drawing I 3
ART 209 Figure Drawing I 3
ART 251 Digital Art 4
ART 262 Web Design 4
ART 490 Art Internship 3
ARH 382 Modern Art – Post-Modern Art 3
ARH xxx Art History Elective 3
 

 Total:

31

  


CONCENTRATIONS



Graphic Design

Code Course  Credit 
ART 206 Photography II/Film Photograph 4
ART 252 Introduction to Typography 4
ART 350 Graphic Design 4
ART 353 Advanced Graphic Design 4
ART 354 Graphic Arts Portfolio 4
ART 450WI Senior Seminar I 1 3
ART 451SI Senior Seminar II 2 3
ART 476 Special Topics in Graphic Design 4
ARH 303 Ancient through Medieval Art Survey 3
ARH 304 Renaissance to Modern Art Survey 3
 

 Total:

36

 1. Satisfies Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirement for CAD majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum speech-intensive course requirement for CAD majors.


Computer Animation
The concentration in animation leading to the BFA degree is designed for students who wish to use the computer arts in the development toward a career in commercial applications, narrative filmmaking and/or game design.

 Code Course Credit
 CS 158 Application Development I 3
 FVA 101 Introduction to Film 3
 FVA 260 3D Modeling and Design 4
 FVA 261 Basic Computer Animation 4
 FVA 361 Time-Based Art 4
 FVA 362 Character Modeling & Animation 4
 FVA 365 Intermediate Computer Animation 4
 FVA 461 Advanced Computer Animation 4
 FVA 480WI Senior Thesis: Fall1 3
 FVA 481SI Senior Thesis: Spring2 3
 THEA 113 Basic Acting I 3
 

 Total:

39

1. Satisfies Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirement for CAD majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum speech-intensive course requirement CAD majors.​