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Art and Design, A.S.

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Students who elect to earn a bachelor of arts or associate of arts degree are required to complete a foreign language requirement, while those who earn a bachelor of science or associate of science degree have the option to take more electives. All of these degrees allow students to explore a few areas within the department and gain a more well-rounded education in the visual arts.

Total Program Credits: 61

Matriculation Requirements:  
1. Portfolio review required  
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: (Note: A higher level MATH course may substitute for this requirement) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ARTH 2720 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art History 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: when selecting electives be mindful of prerequisite requirements for advanced courses): 9
  ART 1110 Drawing I (3)  
  ART 1210 Observational Drawing (3)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications (3)  
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I (3)  
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)  
  ART 2630 Painting I (3)  
Elective Requirements: 8 Credits
Complete a minimum of 8 credits from any ART/ARTH Course not already required. Courses relative to the type of Bachelors Degree you plan to pursue are recommended. (See department advisor for appropriate courses.) 8

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 61 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in all Art and Design courses.
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio Submission.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra 3
American Institutions Distribution 3
ART 1120 2D Design 3
Art Elective*   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research  3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
Art Elective*   3
ART 1130 3D Design 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution 3
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History 3
Art Elective*   3
ART/ARTH Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities Distribution 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 3
ARTH 2720 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art History 3
ART/ARTH Elective 3
ART/ARTH Elective 2
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 61
Art Elective* ART 1110, ART 1210, ART 1350, ART 1400, ART 1420, ART 1750, ART 2630


Art and Design

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