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Illustration majors solve communication problems by translating concepts and ideas into images. They study traditional and electronic media and design to prepare themselves for their professional goals.
Illustration, BFA degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar||3|
|ARTH-135||LAS Perspective 1: Survey of Western Art and Architecture I||3|
|FDTN-121||2D Design I||3|
|FDTN-131||3D Design I||3|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar||3|
|ARTH-136||LAS Perspective 2: Survey of Western Art and Architecture 2||3|
|FDTN-122||2D Design 2||3|
|FDTN-141||4D Design I||3|
|LAS Perspective 3, 4||6|
|Art History Elective†||3|
|Illustration Core Courses§ (SMTL)||12|
|LAS Immersion 1, 2||6|
|Art History Elective†||3|
|LAS Immersion 3||3|
|LAS Elective (SMTL)||3|
|ILLS-501||Illustration Portfolio (WI)||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
(SMTL) Refers to science, math, technical literacy requirement.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† Illustration students are required to take 6 credit hours of art history electives.
‡Studio elective courses are those designated with studio/lab contact hours listed in the course description.
§ Illustration core courses include Illustration I (ILLS-213), Anatomical Illustration (ILLS-214), Digital Illustration I (ILLS-219), and Dimensional Illustration I (ILLS 218).
** Illustration electives includeDigital Illustration II (ILLS-319), Dimensional Illustration II (ILLS-358), Illustrative Design (ILLS-359), Editorial Illustration (ILLS-364), Digital Mixed Media (ILLS-369), Zoological and Botanical Illustration (ILLS-363), Digital Editorial (ILLS-379), Pop-Up Books (ILLS-368), Journalistic Illustration (ILLS-462), Illustration History (ILLS-461), Book Illustration (ILLS-465), Advertising Illustration (ILLS-469), Personal Focus (ILLS-466), Animating Digital Illustration (ILLS-467), Sketchbook Illustration (ILLS-472), Caricature Illustration (ILLS-477), Political Cartooning (ILLS-482), Fantastic Illustration (ILLS-468), Illustration Co-op (ILLS-499), Illustration Internship (ILLS-498), Illustration Independent Study (ILLS-599)
Students may select electives that enhance their studies or allow them to pursue an area of personal or professional interest. Electives are available in graphic design, illustration, graphic visualization, industrial design, interior design, fine arts studio, environmental design, ceramics, glass, metals, textiles, woodworking, filmmaking, photography, and imaging technology. To be eligible for these electives, students must complete the foundation program or have the permission of the instructor. Additional selections are offered as special topics courses.
Art history electives
Students are required to select three art history electives to broaden their understanding of the historical development of the arts. Art history electives include:
ARTH-366 18/19th Century Art
ARTH-382 Medieval Craft
ARTH-386 Latin American Art
ARTH-384 Late Medieval Art
ARTH-383 Installation Art
ARTH-374 Illuminated Manuscripts
ARTH-386 History of Things: Studies in Material Culture
ARTH-376 Early Medieval Art
ARTH-377 Displaying Gender
ARTH-372 Art of the Americas
ARTH-388 The Gothic Revival
ARTH-387 The Gothic Cathedral
ARTH-371 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
ARTH-392 Theory and Criticism of 20th Century Art
ARTH-373 Art of the Last Decade
ARTH-369 20th Century Art Since 1950
ARTH-368 20th Century Art: 1900-1950
ARTH-457 Art and Activism
ARTH-511 Art and Architecture of Italy: 1250-1400
ARTH-512 Art and Architecture in Italy: 1600-1750
ARTH-518 Art and Architecture in Florence and Rome: The Sixteenth Century
ARTH-517 Art and Architecture in Florence and Rome: The Fifteenth Century
ARTH-573 Conceptual Art
ARTH-581 Realisms and Avant-Gardes in Russian Art
ARTH-576 Modernism and Its Other: Realism and Expressionism
ARTH-571 Extreme Abstraction
ARTH-521 The Image
ARTH-584 Scandinavian Modernism
ARTH-578 Edvard Munch
ARTH-574 Dada and Surrealism
ARTH-568 Art and Technology: from the Machine Aesthetic to the Cyborg Age
ARTH-588 Symbols and Symbol-Making: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Art