First Year Curricula for All Art & Design Majors
The School of Art & Design offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in art & art history, art education, graphic design, industrial design, and studio art (with concentrations in fashion, general studio art, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture), and a bachelor of arts degree in studio art (with the same concentrations). All majors' first year curriculum will include courses in drawing, 2D, 3D, and 4D practices. Undeclared students will declare their Art & Design major December 1 of their first year of study.
This first year curriculum is shared across all majors and serves as the temporary major declaration for those who enter as “undeclared.”
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 history of art is also offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The school has studios, computing labs, workshops, classrooms, and offices in several different University buildings.
Students in the School of Art and Design must complete the Campus General Education requirements. Some Art and Design courses will also apply toward the General Education requirements.
A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.
Students majoring in this degree program must complete the First Year Curriculum requirements before beginning other major requirements.
First Year Curriculum
|FAA 101||Arts at Illinois||1|
|ARTF 101||Contemporary Issues in Art||2|
|ARTE 101||Art, Design, and Society||2|
|ARTH 110||Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture||3|
|Select one Drawing course:||3|
|Select one course in 2D Category:||3|
|Introduction to Graphic Design|
|Introduction to Printmaking (required for Studio Art: Printmaking)|
|Fashion Illustration (required for Studio Art: Fashion)|
|Beginning Painting (required for Studio Art: Painting)|
|Basic Photography (required for Studio Art: Photography)|
|Select one course in 3D Category:||3|
|Introduction to Industrial Design|
|Ceramics Sculpture I|
|Beginning Sculpture (required for Studio Art: Sculpture)|
|Select one course in 4D Category:||3|
|Time Arts I|