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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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Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 2015, registration times will be assigned to groups approximately as follows:

Fall 2015 Approximate Initial Registration Times
Start Date Groups
Monday, April 6, 8:20am thru 11:00am Chancellor's Honors
Eligible Veterans or Service Members
Monday, April 6, 11:20am thru Tuesday, April 7, 11:00am James Scholars
Tuesday, April 7, 11:20am thru 12:40pm Rehabilitation education students
Tuesday, April 7, 1:00pm thru 3:20pm Varsity athletes
Tuesday, April 7, 3:40pm thru 6:00pm Marching Band
Wednesday, April 8, 8:20am thru Friday, April 10, 6:00pm

Seniors (90 or more credit hours)

Monday, April 13, 8:20am thru Tuesday, April 14, 6:00pm Graduate and professional students
Wednesday, April 15, 8:20am thru Friday, April 17, 12:40pm Juniors (60-89 credit hours)
Friday, April 17, 1:00pm thru 6:00pm International Exchange students
Monday, April 20, 8:20am thru Wednesday, April 22, 6:00pm Sophomores (30-59 credit hours)
Thursday, April 23, 8:20am thru Friday, April 24, 12:40pm Freshmen (less than 30 credit hours)
Friday, April 24, 1:00pm thru 6:00pm Parkland Pathway students
Monday, April 27, 8:20am Open registration for other degree-seeking students
Thursday, August 27, 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 105 – Visual Design for Non-Majors – Lit & Arts
  • ART 140 – Introduction to Art – Lit & Arts
  • ART 299 – Digital Photography for Non-Majors
  • ART 310 – Design Thinking – Lit & Arts
  • ART 350 – Writing with Video – Adv Comp, Lit & Arts, West Compartv Cult
  • ARTD 299 – Intro to Web Technologies
  • ARTE 202 – Methods of Teaching Art
  • ARTE 203 – Art Teaching Seminar
  • ARTE 204 – Practicum Teaching Experience – Everyday Arts Lab
  • ARTE 475 – Art Exhibition Practices
  • ARTH 113 – Introduction to African Art – Non-Western Cultures
  • ARTH – Art History courses
  • ARTS 343 – Time Arts I
  • ARTS 344 – Interaction I

Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, April 27 for Art + Design students for the following classes:

  • ARTS 250 – Life Drawing
  • ARTS 251 – Painting I
  • ARTS 252 – Making and Meaning

All Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, April 27 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 – Book Arts and Ink

Special Topic Courses:

  • ARTS 299 – Intro to Printmaking
  • ARTS 299 – Introduction to Furniture Design
  • ARTS 499 – Book Arts and Ink


Summer 2015 Art + Design Courses

Summer courses open to all students.

Summer Session 1

  • ARTF 102 – Drawing 1
  • ARTD 260 – Basic Photography

Summer Session 2

  • ART 100 – Understanding Visual Culture – online
  • ART 205 – Experience and Meaning in Design – online
  • ARTD 209 – Chado (The Way of Tea) – online