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Art and Design Undeclared

Program overview

If students have a passion for the visual arts, but are undecided about which major to pursue, they may consider the undeclared art and design option in the College of Imaging Arts and Science. Students in the schools of American Crafts, Art, and Design begin their studies in a foundation studies program, which provides students with a broad set of introductory experiences in several areas of the visual arts. Students interested in one of the majors in the schools of Art or Design should apply for the undeclared art and design option. Admission is based, in part, on a portfolio evaluation. Portfolio guidelines can be found at admissions.rit.edu.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

If students have a passion for the visual arts, but are undecided about which program of study to pursue, they may consider either the undeclared art and design or the undeclared crafts option in the College of Imaging Arts and Science. Students in the schools of Art, Design, and American Crafts begin their studies in a foundation studies program. This program provides students with a broad set of introductory experiences in several areas of the visual arts. Students interested in one of the programs in the schools of Art or Design should apply for the undeclared art and design option, while students interested in programs in the School for American Crafts should apply for the undeclared crafts option. Admission to these programs is based, in part, on a portfolio evaluation. Portfolio guidelines can be found at admissions.rit.edu.

Curriculum

Art and design undeclared, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 Discovery/Pathways 2
2013-211, 212, 213 Drawing I, II, III 9
2013-231, 232, 233 2D Design I, II, III 9
2013-241, 242, 243 3D Design I, II, III 9
2013-251 Raster Imaging 1
2013-252 Vector Imaging 1
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Electives 6
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
2039-225, 226, 227 Survey of Western Art and Architecture I, II, III 9
  Major Courses 9
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Electives 9-12
Total Quarter Credit Hours 88-91

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.