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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 2014 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 2014 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 2014, registration times will be assigned to groups approximately as follows:

Fall 2014 Approximate Initial Registration Times
Range of Start Date/Times Groups
Monday, April 7, 8:20am thru Monday, April 7, 11:20am Chancellor's Honors
Eligible Veterans or Service Members
Monday, April 7, 11:20am thru Monday, April 7, 6:00pm James Scholars
Tuesday, April 8, 8:20am thru Tuesday, April 8, 9:40am DRES Students
Tuesday, April 8, 9:40am thru Tuesday, April 8, 11:20am Varsity Athletes
Tuesday, April 8, 11:20am thru Tuesday, April 8, 1:00pm Marching Band
Tuesday, April 8, 1:00pm thru Friday, April 11, 6:00pm Seniors (90 or more credit hours)
Monday, April 14, 8:20 a.m. thru Tuesday, April 15, 6:00pm Graduate and Professional Students
Wednesday, April 16, 8:20am thru Friday, April 18, 6:00pm Juniors (60-89 credit hours)
Monday, April 21, 8:20am thru Wednesday, April 23, 6:00pm Sophomores (30-59 credit hours)
Thursday, April 24, 8:20am thru Friday, April 25, 6:00pm Freshmen (less than 30 credit hours)
Monday, April 28, 8:20am Open Registration for Non-continuing 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 (Water Media Painting) – Lit & Arts
  • ART 105 – Visual Design for Non–Majors – Lit & Arts
  • ART 140 – Introduction to Art – Lit & Arts
  • ART 280 – Exploring Visual Culture – Lit & Arts, West Compartv Cult
  • ARTD 299 – Sew and Flow
  • ARTD 299 – Calligraphy and Zen Philosophy
  • ARTD 299 – Everyday Arts Lab
  • ARTD 299 – Digital Photo for Non-Majors
  • ART 350 – Writing with Video – Adv Comp, Lit & Arts, West Compartv Cult
  • ARTD 209 – Chado (The Way of Tea) – online
  • ARTD 211 – Design History Survey – Lit & Arts
  • ARTD 499 – Sustainable Life Cycle Design – online
  • ARTE 260 – Museums in Action
  • ARTH 114 – Introduction to East Asian Art – Non – West Compartv Cult
  • ARTH – Advanced Art History Classes (200, 300, 400 levels)
  • ARTS 340 – The Art of 3D Imaging
  • ARTS 341 – Image Practice
  • ARTS 343 – Time Arts I
  • ARTS 344 – Interaction I
  • ARTS 499 – Makerspace

Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, April 28 for Art + Design students for the following classes:

  • ARTS 250 – Life Drawing
  • ARTS 251 – Painting 1
  • ARTS 252 – Making and Meaning

All Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, April 28 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

Special Topic Courses:

  • ARTH 299 – Screenprint Letterpress Workshops
  • ARTS 491 – Modern Art
  • ARTS 299 – Intro to Printmaking
  • ARTS 299 – Digital Fabrication
  • ARTS 445 – Performance
  • ARTS 499 – Makerspace