If students have a passion for the visual arts, but are undecided about which major to pursue, they may consider the undeclared crafts option. Students in the School of American Crafts begin their studies in the foundation studies program, which provides a broad set of introductory experiences in several areas of the visual arts. Students may then select a major within the School for American Crafts. Admission to the undeclared crafts option is based, in part, on a portfolio evaluation. Portfolio guidelines can be found at admissions.rit.edu.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted 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.
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)
|Course||Qtr. Cr. Hrs.|
|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|
|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|
|2045-312||Crafts Technical Drawing||3|
|2045-313||Crafts Drawing CADD||3|
|Art History Elective||9|
|204x-401, 402, 403||M&P Junior I, II, III||18|
|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|
|Total Quarter Credit Hours||176-179|
* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.
† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.