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Foundations


The faculty of the Department of Art + Design believe that Foundations should foster creativity, self-awareness, critical thinking, and core competencies. We have designed an immersive program that gives students rigorous, intensive, and challenging training in the principles of visual art expression. Foundations builds a community of student artists, designers, and scholars who enthusiastically embrace the power of art and design to shape our worlds.

Required Courses
All students coded as undeclared-art (UND-ART), undeclared art education (UND-ART ED), or undeclared-interior design (UND-ID) must take a series of classes during their first year, these are the Foundations courses. You must earn at least a cumulative overall GPA of 2.75 to be eligible to submit a portfolio for admission to the BS or BID degree program.

Art 1020 Drawing I – 3 credits - Required minimum grade is a C

Art 1120 2-Dimensional Design – 3 credits - Required minimum grade is a C

Art 1130 3-Dimensional Design – 3 credits - Required minimum grade is a C

Arth 2710 Survey of Western Art (part 1) – 3 credits - Required minimum grade is a C

Arth 2720 Survey of Western Art (part 2) – 3 credits - Required minimum grade is a C

ID 1790 Interior Design Theory (ID Only) - 3 credits - Required minimum grade is a B-