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The undergraduate program is eager to provide the brand of mentorship and support that will allow you to grow as an artist, a designer, an educator, or a historian but mostly as a thinker. Ultimately, our curriculum offers professional training for the self-sustaining artist/designer as well as preparation for the student planning to pursue an advanced degree in the arts.

To be a successful student, we see it as our responsibility to provide you with guidance to help you achieve your goals. In each class, you work closely with a faculty member to test your aesthetic vision, refine your technical, communicative, and evaluative skills.

Majors sit down with faculty members to choose elective courses within the School of Art + Design that best contribute to their future ambitions.

With the degree in hand, students have a broad range of professional options to consider, such as a public school teacher, curatorial researcher, an exhibiting artist, a conservator, a toy or exhibit designer, a photo stylist, a jewelry designer, or an artist in resident, etc. The list is long. Some of our students choose to matriculate to grad school as well, where they continue their training as professional artists and educators.

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Spring 2015 Art + Design Registration

Time Tickets

Students who have been registered within the previous three terms will be assigned a Time Ticket showing the earliest time they are authorized to register. Time ticket assignments are based on the number of hours completed (including current enrolled hours) and special group identification, according to campus policy. Priority registration times for Spring 2015 will be spread over three weeks. Students may register or adjust their schedule any time after their assigned time ticket through the first day of classes without penalty. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible after their time ticket allows to retain priority. For Spring 2015, registration times will be assigned to groups approximately as follows:

Spring 2015 Approximate Initial Registration Times
Range of Start Date/Times Groups
Monday, November 3, 8:20am thru Monday, November 3, 11:20am Chancellor's Honors
Eligible Veterans or Service Members
Monday, November 3, 11:20am thru Monday, November 3, 6:00pm James Scholars
Tuesday, November 4, 8:20am thru Tuesday, November 4, 9:40am DRES students
Tuesday, November 4, 11:20am thru Tuesday, November 4, 2:00am Varsity athletes
Tuesday, November 4, 3:40pm thru Thurday, November 6, 6:00pm Seniors (90 or more credit hours)
Friday, November 7, 8:20 a.m. thru Tuesday, November 11, 2:00pm Graduate and professional students
Wednesday, November 12, 8:20am thru Thursday, November 13, 6:20pm Juniors (60-89 credit hours)
Friday, November 14, 8:20am International Exchange students
Monday, November 17, 8:20am thru Tuesday, November 18, 6:00pm Sophomores (30-59 credit hours)
Wednesday, November 19, 8:20am thru Thursday, November 20, 6:00pm Freshmen (less than 30 credit hours)
Friday, November 21, 8:20am Parkland Pathway students
Monday, November 24, 8:20am Open registration for all other students
Friday, January 23, 8:20am Non-degree, part-time students

No Restrictions: The following classes are open to the campus.

  • ART 100 – Understanding Visual Culture – online
  • ART 102 – Drawing for Non–Majors – Lit & Arts
  • ART 103 – Painting for Non–Majors (Watermedia Painting) – Lit & Arts
  • ART 104 – Sculpture for Non–Majors – Lit & Arts
  • ART 140 – Introduction to Art – Lit & Arts
  • ART 310 – Design Thinking – Lit & Arts
  • ART 350 – Writing with Video – Adv Comp, Lit & Arts, West Compartv Cult
  • ARTD 326 – Sustainability and Manufacturing
  • ARTD 499 – Sustainable Life Cycle Design – online
  • ARTE 260 – Museums in Action
  • ARTE 299 – Public Engagement
  • ARTE 480 – Popular Visual Culture
  • ARTH 112 – Renaissance to Modert Art – Lit & Arts
  • ARTH – Art History courses
  • ARTS 343 – Time Arts I

Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, November 24 for Art + Design students for the following classes:

  • ARTS 250 – Life Drawing
  • ARTS 252 – Making and Meaning

All Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, November 24 for University students for the following classes:

  • ARTD 260 – Basic Photography
  • ARTS 210 – Ceramics Sculpture I
  • ARTS 230 – Jewelry/Metals I
  • ARTS 280 – Sculpture I
  • ARTS 299 – Intro to Printmaking
  • ARTS 499 – Lithography & Screenprint

Special Topic Courses:

  • ARTD 499 – Sustainable Life Cycle Design – online
  • ARTE 299 – Public Engagement
  • ARTH 299 – Greening Art History
  • ARTS 299 – Intro to Printmaking
  • ARTS 499 – Lithography & Screenprint