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ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 credit hours)
Offered fall, spring, and Maymester
An introduction to the visual arts designed to develop students’ visual awareness. This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Visual and Performing Arts.

DNCE 111  Dance Appreciation (3 credit hours)
Offered fall, spring, and Maymester
Promotes understanding and appreciation of dance and its various roles in societies of past and present. This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Visual and Performing Arts.

DSNI 355 History of Interiors II (3 credit hours)
Offered spring semester
Prerequisite: DSNI 350.
A broad overview of the design of interior spaces and furnishings from the Victorian period to the present.

MUSC 100 Introduction to Music Literature (3 credit hours)
Offered fall and spring semesters
Examination of music literature of all periods; emphasis on standard concert repertory. Development of essential listening skills and understanding of music of other cultures. Required of all music majors and open to students in other curricula. This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Visual and Performing Arts.

THEA 100 Theatre Appreciation (3 credit hours)
Offered summer I and fall semesters
An introduction to the art of theatre and dramatic literature through lectures and discussion
of basic artistic components involved in the theatrical process. This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Visual and Performing Arts.

Hybrid Online

ART 281 Graphic Design Production Techniques (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: ART 280.

Development of design problem solving skills and current electronic file pre-press preparation. Basic production for professional and desktop printing.

ART 371 Three Dimensional Computer Art (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: Art 280, 281 or permission of instructor.

Production for print, web, and video of 3-D digital art and animation. May be taken twice for a total of six hours credit.

ART 380 Intermediate Graphic Design (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: ART 280, 281 or permission of instructor.

Visual problem solving for graphic designers encompassing illustration, photography and typography in a page layout for print media. Client relations, presentation and professional practice for graphic designers.

ART 481 Advanced Graphic Design Production Techniques (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: ART 281, senior standing, or permission of instructor.

Advanced version of ART 281: Graphic Design Production Techniques and focuses on the professional development of the student’s portfolio, time management, software, and presentation skills. It is targeted to the motivated senior-level graphic designer. The class meets on a TBA schedule, usually five times during the course of the semester. The student is given a list of projects in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, then must meet the deadlines for finished work, which is presented during scheduled critiques. This class will also be offered for graduate credit.

ART 483 Portfolio Preparation and Studio Management for Graphic Designers (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: ART 280, 281 and 381 or permission of the instructor.

Graphic design issues relating to personal web sites, CD portfolio and related print materials, as well as the organization and business practices of professional working environments.

ART 498/600 Independent Study; Graduate Studio/Research: Digital Painting  (3 credit hours)

ART 600 Graduate Studio/Research: Advanced Illustrator (3 credit hours)

ART 600 Graduate Studio/Research: Advanced Photoshop (3 credit hours)

ART 600 Graduate Studio/Research: Creative Digital Imaging (3 credit hours)

ART 600 Graduate Studio/Research: Design & Creativity (3 credit hours)

ART 702. Studio Management. (3 credit hours)
Problems in the management of the professional art studio.

DSN 110  Introduction to Design (3 credit hours)
Offered fall semester
The purpose of this course is for students to receive an overview of the field of design, encompassing the built environment, fashion, interiors, print, textiles and everyday objects in the world around us.

DSNI 350  History of Interiors I (3 credit hours)
Offered fall semester
Prerequisites: DSN majors have a 2.5 in-major GPA; non-majors or permission of instructor.

This course provides a broad overview of the design of interior spaces and furnishings from ancient Egypt to the Victorian period.

DSNI 375  Design, Theory and Research (2 credit hours)
Offered spring semester
Prerequisite: DSNI 300, DSNI 320, DSNI 322, DSNI 350; 2.5 in-major GPA; or permission of instructor.

An introduction to facility programming, theory, and research. Emphasis on the formulation of building requirements based on user characteristics and potential constraints. An introduction to the theories that form the foundation for decision-making in interior design and the data collection methods that inform and impact the problem solving process. Various information- gathering techniques are examined. Students cannot receive credit for both DSNI 365 and DSNI 375.

Online Master's Degree

M.F.A. in Design Thinking
Applications are now being accepted until July 15, 2013
The M.F.A. in Design Thinking is a completely online, terminal degree that provides students with in-depth experiences in using the design process to solve complex problems. While enrolled in this graduate program, you will participate in interdisciplinary teams using creative and multifacted design methodologies that address international issues.

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