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

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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 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 (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 EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History 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 (1) (Must be taken 2 times) 2
  ART 499R BFA Project WE (3) (must be taken in two consecutive semesters) 6
  ARTH 2720 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art History 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: ART 1210 is required for Illustration BFA degrees, ART 1110 is required for Painting/Drawing BFA degrees, ART 1400 is required for Graphic Design and Illustration BFA degrees, ART 1750 is required for Photography BFA degrees): 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)  
Emphasis Requirements: 48 Credits
  ART 1220 Perspective Drawing 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 I 3
  ART  2270 Figure Drawing I 3
  ART  2280 3D Modeling  3
  ART  3210 Narrative Illustration 3
  ART  3220 Conceptual Illustration 3
  ART 3240 Head Drawing 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 3250 Environment Design (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 II (3)  
  ART  3270 Digital Illustration (3)  
  ART  3280 3D Texturing and Rendering (3)  
  ART 4250 Character Design (3)  
  ART 4270 Sequential Illustration (3)  
  ART 4290 3D Scupting (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.

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 ENGL 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
ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History 3
ART 1120 2D Design 3
Discipline Core Elective  ART 1210 is required for Illustration BFA degrees 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
ARTH 2720 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art History 3
ART 1130 3D Design 3
ART 1220 Perspective Drawing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution  3
American Institutions 3
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ART 2220 Imagination and Visual Literacy 3
ART 2280 3D Modeling 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Distribution 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ART 2230 Illustrative Media and Techniques I 3
ART 2240 Illustrative Media and Techniques II 3
ART 2260 Digital Painting I 3
ART 2270 Figure Drawing I 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050  Ethics and Values 3
Discipline Core Elective 3
ART 3210 Narrative Illustration  3
ART 3220  Conceptual Illustration 3
Emphasis Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title  
Discipline Core Elective 3
ART 3240 Head Drawing 3
ART 361R Figure Drawing II 3
ART 421R Advanced Illustration 3
Emphasis Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution  3
ART 328R Painting the Human Head 3
ART 364R Figure Painting 3
ART 470R Figure Drawing III 3
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities Distribution   3
ARTH 3110 The History of Illustration WE 3
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
Emphasis Elective 3
Upper Division ART/ARTH Elective 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

Art and Design

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