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Crafts Undeclared

Semester Requirements

Robin Cass, Administrative Chair
(585) 475-6114, robin.cass@rit.edu

http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts

If students have a passion for the visual arts, but are undecided about which major to pursue, they may consider either the undeclared art and design or the undeclared crafts options in the College of Imaging Arts and Science. Students in the schools of Americn 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, while students interested in majors in the School for American Crafts should apply for the undeclared crafts option. Admission to these options is based, in part, on a portfolio evaluation. Portfolio guidelines can be found at admissions.rit.edu.

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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 School of Art, School of Design, and the School for 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 School of Art or the School of 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.

Crafts undeclared, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-050, 052 Discovery/Pathways 2
  Program Freshman Elective 6
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
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Electives 6
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
2039-225, 226, 227 Survey of Western Art and Architecture I, II, III 9
204x-301, 302, 303 M&P Sophomore I, II, III 9
2045-311 Concept Drawing 3
2045-312 Crafts Technical Drawing 3
2045-313 Crafts Drawing CADD 3
  Liberal Arts* 12
Third Year
  Art History Elective 9
204x-401, 402, 403 M&P Junior I, II, III 18
  Open Electives 9
  Liberal Arts* 12
Fourth Year
204x-501, 502, 503 M&P Senior I, II, III 18
2045-512 Crafts Promotional Package 3
2045-511 Planning a Career in Crafts 3
2045-513 Operating a Business in Crafts 3
  Open/Studio Electives 9-12
  Wellness Education† 0
Total Quarter Credit Hours 176-179

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

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.