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Art and Design - Illustration Emphasis, B.F.A.

Requirements

The program is ideal for students wanting to pursue careers in traditional illustration, digital illustration, or animation. In addition to working with faculty who are professionals in their fields, students have access to the best software in the industry. Courses in figure drawing, children’s book illustration, anatomy and figure structure, flash animation, 3-D computer rendering, and advanced illustration are just a few of the classes available to students. The courses offer a well-rounded and practical learning experience. Students in the illustration program benefit from interaction with instructors who are nationally known professional illustrators.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements: 

  1. AA, AS, or AAS Degree or equivalent in Art and Design or advisor approval (Graphic Design Emphasis B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design; Illustration Emphasis. B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Illustration)
  2. Portfolio Review
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (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 PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 26 Credits
Courses taken to fulfill individual program emphases will not also count toward the Discipline Core Requirements (credit will not count twice)  
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series (Must be taken 2 times) 2
  ART 499R BFA Project WE (must be taken in two consecutive semesters) 6
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: ART 1110 is required for Illustration and Painting/Drawing BFA degrees, ART 1400 is required for Graphic Design BFA degrees, ART 1750 is required for Photography BFA degrees): 9
  ART 1110 Drawing I (3)  
     ART  1210 Spatial 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)  
Emphasis Requirements: 48 Credits
     ART  1210 Spatial Drawing 1 3
 or ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)  
  ART  2220 Imagination and Visual Literacy 3
  ART  2230 Illustrative Media and Techniques I 3
  ART  2240 Illustrative Media and Techniques II 3
  ART  2260 Digital Painting for Illustration I 3
  ART  2270 Figure Drawing I 3
  ART  2280 3D Computer Modeling  3
  ART  3210 Narrative Illustration 3
  ART  3220 Conceptual Illustration 3
  ART  327R Rendering the Human Head 3
  ART  328R Painting the Human Head  3
  ART  361R Figure Drawing II 3
  ART  364R Figure Painting  3
  ART  421R Advanced Illustration 3
  ART  470R Figure Drawing III 3
  ARTH  3110 The History of Illustration WE 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 11 Credits
Take an additional 9 credits from the classes below. 9
  ART 321R Environment Design and Painting (3)  
  ART 322R Advanced Rendering of Forms and Surfaces   (3)  
  ART  324R Children's Book Illustration (3)  
  ART  325R 2D Animation for Illustration (3)  
  ART  3260 Digital Painting for Illustration II (3)  
  ART  3270 Digital Illustration (3)  
  ART  3280 3D Computer Rendering (3)  
  ART  426R Concept Design (3)  
  ART  428R Sequential Illustration  (3)  
  ART  429R 3D Illustration (3)  
Complete any ART/ARTH courses not already used (2 credit must be upper division). 2

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 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 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio submission required during senior year.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1- I f ART 1210 is used in the discipline core requirements, take ART 1750

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
ART 1120 2D Design 3
ART 1110 Drawing I 3
ENGL 1005 or ENGL 1010 Literacies & Comp./Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT 1030 or Higher 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ART/ ARTH Elective  ART/ ARTH Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
     
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 1210         Spatial Drawaing  3
ART Elective
  3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing  3
Personal Health or Fitness  HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 2
ART 200R Art & Design Lecture Series  1
ART 1130 3D Design 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 2220 Imagination and Visual Literacy 3
ART 2230 Illustration Media Techniques I 3
ART 2240 Illustration Media Techniques II 3
Fine Arts Distribution ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
Biology Distribution  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ART Elective   3
ART 2260 Digital Painting for Illustration  3
ART 2270 Figure Drawing I 3
PHIL 2050  Ethics & Values 3
ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 3210 Narrative Illustration  3
ART 361R Figure Drawing II 3
ARTH 3110 History of Illustration WE 3
Physical Science Distribution  3
Humanities Distribution   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title  
ART 3220  Conceptual Illustration 3
ART 470R Figure Drawing III 3
American Institutions Distribution  3
Third Science Distribution  3
Social/ Behavioral Science Distribution  3
Upper Division Elective  1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
ART 327R Rendering the Human Head 3
ART 421R Advanced Illustration 3
Illustration Art Elective Illustration Elective 3
Illustration Art Elective Illustration Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
Upper Division Elective ART/ARTH Elective- ARTH 309G* 3
Illustration Art Elective Illustration Elective 3
Illustration Art Elective Illustration Elective 3
ART/ ARTH Electives  1
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 120

Department

Art and Design

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