Craig Coursey and Kayla Troutman were the 2008 recipients of the Robert W. Carithers Scholarships for Arts & Humanities.

How to Graduate with an Art Degree in 4 years:

There are ways to meet the requirements of the core curriculum, work in electives or even a minor, continue to make art, AND graduate within 4 years. Below are a few suggested plans that will get you through the program in a timely manner while at the same time allowing you to fully explore your creative potential. Remember, there are many paths up the same mountain, and the following suggestions are just that: suggested plans. Your own path will undoubtably vary depending on course availability and scheduling conflicts. Remember to always check with your advisor before registering for classes to ensure that you are staying on track.

Graphic Design | Art History

Seeking a BS in Art, Graphic Design Emphasis

Freshman year, Fall semester, 16 hrs.
ART 103, Color & Design, 3 hrs.
ART 105, Drawing I, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / A1: ENG 101, Rhetoric & Composition I, 3hrs.
Core Curriculum / A1: CMST101, Speech, 3hrs.
Core Curriculum / A2: Mathematics, 4 hrs.
Freshman year, Spring semester, 15 hrs.
ARTD 231, Intro to Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
ARTD 275, Computer Graphic Arts, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / A1: ENG 201, Rhetoric & Composition II, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C1: History, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C2: Individual Development/Social Behavior, 3 hrs.
Sophomore year, Fall semester, 16 hrs.
ARTD 232, Typography, 3 hrs.
HUM 221, Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs
Core Curriculum / B1: Ethics, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C3: Science with lab, 4 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Sophomore year, Spring semester, 16 hrs.
ARTD 331, Illustration Techniques, 3 hrs.
HUM 222, Western Trdition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C2: Individual Development/Social Behavior, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C5: Global Communities, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / B3: Health & Fitness, 1 hr.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Junior year, Fall semester, 16 hrs.
ARTD 376, Graphic Design II, 3 hrs.
Directed Elective for Major, 3 hrs.
300 or 400 level Art History, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C3: Science with lab, 4 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Junior year, Spring semester, 16 hrs.
ARTD 475, Graphic Design III, 3 hrs.
Directed Elective for Major, 3 hrs.
300 or 400 level Art History, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / B1: Ethics,3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / B3: Health & Fitness, 1 hr.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Senior year, Fall semester, 15 hrs.
ARTD 494, Senior Design Seminar, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Senior year, Spring semester, 15 hrs.
ARTD 476, Graphic Design IV, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / D1: Synthesis, LIBA497, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor Elective, 3 hrs.

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Seeking a BA in Art, Art History Emphasis

Freshman year, Fall semester, 14-15 hrs.
ART 103, Color & Design; ART 104 Design in Materials; or ART 105 Drawing I, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / A1: ENG 101, Rhetoric & Composition I, 3hrs.
Core Curriculum / A2: Mathematics, 4 hrs.
Core Curriculum / B3: Health-Fitness, KIN 186, 1 hr.
(Core Curriculum / B3: Health-Fitness, 100 level activity, 1 hr.)
Foreign Language 101, 3 hrs.
Freshman year, Spring semester, 15 hrs.
ARTD 274 Digital Photo Imaging, or ARTD 275, Computer Graphic Arts, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / A1: CMST 101 or 107, or THTR 251, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C1: History, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C2: (1st) Individual Development/Social Behavior, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C5: Foreign Language 102, 3 hrs.
Sophomore year, Fall semester, 15-16 hrs.
HUM 221, Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs(major & core C4)
Core Curriculum / B1: Ethics, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C3: Science with or without lab, 3-4 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C2: (2nd) Individual Development/Social Behavior, 3hrs.
Foreign Language 203, 3 hrs.
Sophomore year, Spring semester, 15-16 hrs.
HUM 222, Western Trdition in Art History II, 3 hrs. (major & core C4)
Core Curriculum / B1: Ethics, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / C3: Science with or without lab, 3-4 hrs.
Forgein Language 204, 3 hrs.
Minor, Elective or Studio Art (= and AH Dir. Elec.)
Junior year, Fall semester, 15-16 hrs.
Art History, area requirement, 3 hrs.
Art History, area requirement, 3 hrs.
300 or 400 level Art History, 3 hrs.
Minor, Elective, or Core / C3: Science, 4 hrs.
(Core Curriculum / B3: Health-Fitness, 100-level activity, 1-hr.)
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.*
Junior year, Spring semester, 15 hrs.
Art History, area requirement, 3 hrs.
Art History, area requirement, 3 hrs.
Art History, Directed Elective, 3 hrs.*
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.*
Senior year, Fall semester, 15 hrs.
Art History, area requirement, 3 hrs.
Art History, area requirement, 3 hrs.
Art History, Directed Elective, 3 hrs.*
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.*
Senior year, Spring semester, 15 hrs.
Art Internship, ART 399, 489, or 498, 3 hrs.
Core Curriculum / D1: Synthesis, LIBA497, 3 hrs.
Art History, Directed Elective, 3 hrs.*
Art History, Directed Elective, 3 hrs.*
Minor or Elective, 3 hrs.*

*selected course must be @ 300/400-level

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