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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts, Intermedia Concentration, B.F.A.

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Foundation Program

The Foundation Program provides a unified and dynamic experience designed to build a durable framework for all areas of study in Visual Arts. This program is founded upon intensive lecture, studio, and lab investigation of techniques, methods, and concepts.

The curriculum broadens and expands a student’s formal creative design vocabulary, while introducing new ways of thinking about images, time, space, and audience. This program encourages students to think analytically and to use their imagination to develop an awareness of the role of artists in our culture.

Students with a major in Visual Arts and a studio concentration (Animation/Interactive Media, Cinematic Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Print Media) are required to take the following courses:

Intermedia Concentration

The Intermedia concentration gives students the freedom to craft their own path within the Visual Arts Department, allowing for breadth while also requiring depth and mastery in more than one concentration. Today’s rapidly changing professional environment demands that artists and designers have an expanded toolbox and the Intermedia concentration fosters intellectual and technical flexibility for students who desire to develop skills in a variety of media. Working closely with their faculty advisors, students formulate a coherent sequence of courses choosing from four of the five existing visual srts studio concentrations (Animation/Interactive Media, Cinematic Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Print Media).

Throughout the Intermedia program, students are encouraged and expected to develop their own artistic voice through exploration of media and critical review of their work. Intermedia students culminate their unique exploration in ART 489 - Senior Projects , thereby providing the opportunity to combine their areas of interest in a self-directed capstone project.

For B.F.A. students

with a concentration in Intermedia, the following are required in addition to the visual arts core classes:

12 courses (36 credits) selected from Animation/Interactive Media, Cinematic Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Print Media, with at least 4 (12 credits) from one concentration. The remaining 24 credits must be selected from three other areas.

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