Digital Design

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 1
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 1
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39

Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Foundation and Art History Credit
ART 115Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 122Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 124Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 130Drawing I3
ART 311Art History III3
ART 345History of Graphic Design3
ART 411Art History IV3
Required Courses
ART 180Photography I3
ART 215Graphic Design I3
ART 225Digital Imaging I3
ART 235Digital Illustration I3
ART 280Photography II3
ART 315Graphic Design II3
ART 420Advanced Research Studio 4
ART 491Visual Arts Seminar2
ART 492Visual Arts Capstone2
ART 497Internship3
Choose 3 Courses9
Introduction to Web Design
Digital Imaging II
Digital Illustration II
Graphic Design III
Choose 5 courses from additional art, business, communication, or marketing:15
Printmaking I 1
Art History I
Art History II
Business Communications
Business Data Solutions
Public Relations
Digital Communication
Social Media Management
Organizational Communication
Principles of Marketing
Advertising and Promotions
Total Credits74

 Any additional Art course  

Total General Education Requirement  39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 74 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
ART 1223ART 1153
ART 1803ART 1243
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3ART 1303
Social Science (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 or 125 (Gen Ed)3
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
UNIV 1501 
 16 16
Second Year
ART 2153ART 2803
ART 2253ART 411 or 3453
ART 3113ART 2353
MATH 104 (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Social Science (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 or 212 (Gen Ed)2
 Communications (Gen Ed)3
 15 18
Third Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2Additional Electives3
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3ART 3153
ART 2453ART 3353
ART 3253ART 345 or 4113
Literacies (Gen Ed)3ART 4912
 14 14
Fourth Year
Additional Elective3Additional Electives9
ART 4204ART 4153
ART 4973-12ART 4922
 10-19 14
Total Credits 117-126

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.


Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the digital arts.

2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary world design dialogues.

3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in business skills for the arts-related industry.

4. Students will demonstrate the awareness of social and ethical responsibilities, as the role of the designer by contributing to the cultural environment of the campus and community.

5. Students will develop a professional presence, skill set, and demeanor in preparation for career as a commercial artist.