Art Foundation

Alan Mette
143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign
PH: (217) 333-0855
http://art.illinois.edu

Foundation Year for All Art and Design Curricula

The School of Art and Design offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in art education, crafts, graphic design, new media, the history of art, industrial design, painting, photography, and sculpture. All major's first-year experience will include courses in drawing, 2D, 3D, and 4D practices. Specialization begins in the second year.

Courses in the history and appreciation of art and certain courses in studio work are open to students from other colleges of the University. A field of concentration in art history is also offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The school occupies studios, computing labs, workshops, classrooms, and offices in several different University buildings.

A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.

Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
School Office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, 333-6632, mavery@illinois.edu 

Foundation Program for All Art and Design Curricula

First Year
First SemesterHours
ARTH 111, 112, 113, 114, or 1151Ancient to Medieval Art4
ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTF 102Observational Drawing3
ARTF 103Design I3
RHET 1052Writing and Research4
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ARTH 111, 112, 113, 114, or 1151Ancient to Medieval Art4
ARTF 104Expressive Drawing3
ARTF 105Design II3
Open Electives6
 Semester Hours16
 Total Hours: 32
1

ARTH 111, ARTH 112, ARTH 113, ARTH 114, and ARTH 115 all meet a general education requirement. See www.courses.illinois.edu. Credit will not be given for both ARTH 112 and ARTH 115.

2

Students are assigned to a Composition I course for either fall or spring semester. Students will take a general education elective during the semester they are not taking their Composition I course.