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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 2016 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 2016 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 2016, registration times will be assigned to groups approximately as follows:

Spring 16 Approximate Initial Registration Times
Start Date Groups
Monday, Nov. 2, 8:20am thru 11:00am Chancellor's Honors
Eligible Veterans or Service Members
Monday, Nov. 2, 11:20am thru Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:00am James Scholars
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:20am thru 1:40pm Varsity athletes
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2:00pm thru 6:00pm Disability Resources & Education Services students
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 8:20am thru Friday, Nov. 6, 6:00pm Seniors (90 or more credit hours)
Monday, Nov. 9, 8:20am thru Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:00pm Graduate and professional students
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:20am thru Friday, Nov. 13, 12:40pm Juniors (60-89 credit hours)
Friday, Nov. 13, 1:00pm thru 6:00pm International Exchange students
Monday, Nov. 16, 8:20am thru Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:00pm Sophomores (30-59 credit hours)
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8:20am thru Friday, Nov. 20, 12:40pm Freshmen (<30 credit hours)
Friday, Nov. 20, 1:00pm thru 6:00pm Parkland Pathway students
Monday, Nov. 23, 8:20am Open registration for other students
Friday, Jan. 22, 8:20am Non-degre 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 – 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 205 – Experience & Meaning in Design – online
  • ART 310 – Design Thinking – Lit & Arts
  • ART 350 – Writing with Video – Lit & Arts and West Compartv Cult
  • ARTD 215 – Introduction to Typography for Non-Majors
  • ARTH 111 – Ancient to Medieval Art – Lit & Arts
  • ARTH – Art History courses
  • ARTS 299 – Fashion Design
  • ARTS 445– Performance

Restrictions will be lifted on Friday, Nov. 20 for Art + Design students for the following classes:

  • ARTS 250 – Life Drawing
  • ARTS 252 – Making and Meaning
  • ARTS 281 – Sculpture II

All Restrictions will be lifted on Friday, Nov. 20 for University students for the following classes:

  • ARTD 260 – Basic Photography
  • ARTD 362 – Photography Workshop
  • ARTS 210 – Ceramics Sculpture I
  • ARTS 230 – Jewelry/Metals I
  • ARTS 252 – Making and Meaning
  • ARTS 280 – Sculpture I
  • ARTS 281 – Sculpture II
  • ARTS 499 – Lithography & Screenprint


Summer 2016 Art + Design Courses

Summer courses open to all students.

Summer Session 1

Summer Session 2