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Degree Plan Requirements

EARN A B.A. IN DIGITAL DESIGN WITH A CONCENTRATION IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, GAME ART & ANIMATION OR INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Bachelor of Arts Digital Design – Graphic Design

COURSE NAME

ENGL 1010 or CSEN 1250

Any Math, PHIL 1060 or 1210, BSMT 3250 or CPST 1070

Any Foreign Language, Non-Western or Comparative Culture

Any SPEC, THEA 2100 or BSMT 2250

See list of distribution requirement options here +

See list of distribution requirement options here +

See list of distribution requirement options here +

Any designated intensive writing course

COURSE NAME/ block

Digital Design Foundations / BLOCK 1

Digital Imaging / BLOCK 1

Digital Illustration / BLOCK 1

Typography Studio 1 / BLOCK 2

History of Graphic Design / BLOCK 2

Introduction to Ux Design* / BLOCK 2

Digital Photography* / BLOCK 2

Foundations of Interactive Design / BLOCK 3

Digital Page Layout / BLOCK 3

Design Studio I / BLOCK 3

Design Studio 2 / BLOCK 4

Choose: Motion 1, Narrative 1 or Interactive 1 / BLOCK 4

Letterpress Studio* / BLOCK 4

Poster Design* / BLOCK 5

Social Media Studio* / BLOCK 5

M.A.D. Studio / BLOCK 5

Business of Design / BLOCK 5

Design for Good / BLOCK 6

Packaging Design* / BLOCK 6

Branding / Corporate Identity* / BLOCK 6

Environmental Design* / BLOCK 6

Design Studio III / BLOCK 7

Designer As Author * By Application Only / BLOCK 7

Portfolio & Professional Practices / BLOCK 7

CORE: COURSE NAME / CREDIT HOURS

English / 4 credits needed

Quantitate Reasoning / 3 credits needed

Foreign Language / 6 credits needed

Oral Communications / 3 credits needed

Humanities / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Science / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Social Science / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Writing / 3 credits needed

Graphic design MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

DDSN 1100 / 3 credits

DDSN 1101 / 3 credits

DDSN 1102 / 3 credits

DDSN 1400 / 3 credits

DDSN 1401 / 3 credits

DDSN 2100 / 3 credits

DDSN 2102 / 3 credits

DDSN 2101 / 3 credits

DDSN 2400 / 3 credits

DDSN 2401 / 3 credits

DDSN 3400 / 3 credits

DDSN 260(0,1,2) / 3 credits

DDSN 3401 / 3 credits

DDSN 3402 / 3 credits

DDSN 3600 / 3 credits

DDSN 3403 / 3 credits

DDSN 4400 / 3 credits

DDSN 4401 / 3 credits

DDSN 4402 / 3 credits

DDSN 4403 / 3 credits

DDSN 4404 / 3 credits

DDSN 4405 / 3 credits

DDSN 4406 / 3 credits

DDSN 4100 / 3 credits

 

MATRICULATION BLOCKS

Blocks notate prerequisite order of all coursework. All courses within each block must be completed before you may move on to the next block. For example, all courses in Block 1 must be completed before any courses may be taken in Block 2, and so on. Courses within each block may be take at the same time. 

LOWER-LEVEL AND UPPER-LEVEL REVIEWS

Due to the highly competitive nature of this degree plan, students will be assessed after block 2 and block 4 are completed. The purpose of these reviews are to certify students are able and ready to proceed to further sequencing of coursework. Each review will consist of a portfolio and questionnaire to be evaluated and scored by faculty. Students who receive 80+ points will pass the review. Students who do not pass will have one additional opportunity the following semester to resubmit based on feedback by the faculty committee and program director. A letter will be provided to each student detailing recommendations. Students who fail a review twice may be asked to take a semester of leave to work on his/her portfolio or change majors. 

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES

Any courses notated above with * are courses that are recommended by industry experts as vital to your success in this specific track. These electives must be taken within the specific block notated as they carry pre-requisites that are strictly followed. If you wish to take an optional elective from a different track other than your declared track, please check the block prerequisites and with your program director before registering

Bachelor of Arts Digital Design – Game Art & Animation

COURSE NAME

ENGL 1010 or CSEN 1250

Any Math, PHIL 1060 or 1210, BSMT 3250 or CPST 1070

Any Foreign Language, Non-Western or Comparative Culture

Any SPEC, THEA 2100 or BSMT 2250

See list of distribution requirement options here +

See list of distribution requirement options here +

See list of distribution requirement options here +

Any designated intensive writing course

COURSE NAME/ block

Digital Design Foundations / BLOCK 1

Digital Art Studio 1 - 2D Imaging / BLOCK 1

Digital Anatomy* / BLOCK 2

Digital Art Studio 2 - Concept Art / BLOCK 2

3D Virtual Sculpting / BLOCK 3

Modeling Studio 1 - Environmental Modeling / BLOCK 3

Animation Studio 1 - Intro. to Animation / BLOCK 3

Modeling Studio 2 - Character Modeling / BLOCK 4

Animation Studio 2 - Rigging & Weighting / BLOCK 4

Digital Art Studio 3 - Modularity* / BLOCK 5

Animation Studio 3 - Advanced & Motion Capture* / BLOCK 5

Game Engine Studio 1 - Intro to Pipelines / BLOCK 5

Game Engine Studio 2 - World Building, Lighting & Post / BLOCK 6

Digital Art Effects - Complex Textures & Materials* / BLOCK 6

Game Engine Studio 3 - Game Engine VFX Art* / BLOCK 7

Digital Art Studio 4 - User Interface* / BLOCK 7

Workflow - Intro to Dev. Pipelines & Team Management / BLOCK 8

Team Game Art 1 - Interactive Game Art / BLOCK 8

Portfolio Development / BLOCK 9

Capstone Team Game Art Studio / BLOCK 9

 

CORE: COURSE NAME / CREDIT HOURS

English / 4 credits needed

Quantitate Reasoning / 3 credits needed

Foreign Language / 6 credits needed

Oral Communications / 3 credits needed

Humanities / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Science / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Social Science / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Writing / 3 credits needed

Game art & Anim. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

DDSN 1100 / 3 credits

DDSN 1500 / 3 credits

DDSN 1501 / 3 credits

DDSN 1502 / 3 credits

DDSN 1503 / 3 credits

DDSN 1504 / 3 credits

DDSN 1505 / 3 credits

DDSN 2500 / 3 credits

DDSN 2501 / 3 credits

DDSN 2502 / 3 credits

DDSN 2503 / 3 credits

DDSN 2504 / 3 credits

DDSN 2505 / 3 credits

DDSN 3500 / 3 credits

DDSN 3501 / 3 credits

DDSN 3502 / 3 credits

DDSN 3503 / 3 credits

DDSN 3504 / 3 credits

DDSN 4500 / 3 credits

DDSN 4501 / 3 credits


MATRICULATION BLOCKS

Blocks notate prerequisite order of all coursework. All courses within each block must be completed before you may move on to the next block. For example, all courses in Block 1 must be completed before any courses may be taken in Block 2, and so on. Courses within each block may be take at the same time. 

LOWER-LEVEL AND UPPER-LEVEL REVIEWS

Due to the highly competitive nature of this degree plan, students will be assessed after block 2 and block 4 are completed. The purpose of these reviews are to certify students are able and ready to proceed to further sequencing of coursework. Each review will consist of a portfolio and questionnaire to be evaluated and scored by faculty. Students who receive 80+ points will pass the review. Students who do not pass will have one additional opportunity the following semester to resubmit based on feedback by the faculty committee and program director. A letter will be provided to each student detailing recommendations. Students who fail a review twice may be asked to take a semester of leave to work on his/her portfolio or change majors. 

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES

Any courses notated above with * are courses that are recommended by industry experts as vital to your success in this specific track. These electives must be taken within the specific block notated as they carry pre-requisites that are strictly followed. If you wish to take an optional elective from a different track other than your declared track, please check the block prerequisites and with your program director before registering

Bachelor of Arts Digital Design – Interactive Design Track

COURSE NAME

ENGL 1010 or CSEN 1250

Any Math, PHIL 1060 or 1210, BSMT 3250 or CPST 1070

Any Foreign Language, Non-Western or Comparative Culture

Any SPEC, THEA 2100 or BSMT 2250

See list of distribution requirement options here +

See list of distribution requirement options here +

See list of distribution requirement options here +

Any designated intensive writing course

COURSE NAME/ block

Digital Design Foundations / BLOCK 1

Digital Imaging / BLOCK 1

Digital Illustration / BLOCK 1

Typography Studio 1 / BLOCK 2

Introduction to Ux Design / BLOCK 2

Foundations of Interactive Design / BLOCK 2

Digital Photography* / BLOCK 2

XML/XHTML* / BLOCK 3

JavaScript* / BLOCK 3

Sound Design* / BLOCK 3

Interactive Studio 1 / BLOCK 4

Digital Narrative Studio 1 / BLOCK 4

Motion Design Studio 1 / BLOCK 5

Social Media Studio* / BLOCK 5

Search Engine Optimization & Marketing* / BLOCK 5

Interactive Design Studio 2 / BLOCK 6

Digital Narrative Studio 2 / BLOCK 6

Motion Design Studio 2 / BLOCK 7

Multi-Media Studio / BLOCK 7

Designer As Author * By Application Only / BLOCK 7

Portfolio & Professional Practices / BLOCK 7

CORE: COURSE NAME / CREDIT HOURS

English / 4 credits needed

Quantitate Reasoning / 3 credits needed

Foreign Language / 6 credits needed

Oral Communications / 3 credits needed

Humanities / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Science / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Social Science / 12 credits needed across 2 disciplines

Writing / 3 credits needed

interactive dsn. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

DDSN 1100 / 3 credits

DDSN 1101 / 3 credits

DDSN 1102 / 3 credits

DDSN 1400 / 3 credits

DDSN 2100 / 3 credits

DDSN 2101 / 3 credits

DDSN 2102 / 3 credits

CPST 3400 / 3 credits

CPST 3410 / 3 credits

DDSN 3100 / 3 credits

DDSN 2600 / 3 credits

DDSN 2601 / 3 credits

DDSN 2602 / 3 credits

DDSN 3600 / 3 credits

DDSN 3601 / 3 credits

DDSN 3602 / 3 credits

DDSN 3603 / 3 credits

DDSN 3604 / 3 credits

DDSN 4600 / 3 credits

DDSN 4406 / 3 credits

DDSN 4100 / 3 credits

MATRICULATION BLOCKS

Blocks notate prerequisite order of all coursework. All courses within each block must be completed before you may move on to the next block. For example, all courses in Block 1 must be completed before any courses may be taken in Block 2, and so on. Courses within each block may be take at the same time. 

LOWER-LEVEL AND UPPER-LEVEL REVIEWS

Due to the highly competitive nature of this degree plan, students will be assessed after block 2 and block 4 are completed. The purpose of these reviews are to certify students are able and ready to proceed to further sequencing of coursework. Each review will consist of a portfolio and questionnaire to be evaluated and scored by faculty. Students who receive 80+ points will pass the review. Students who do not pass will have one additional opportunity the following semester to resubmit based on feedback by the faculty committee and program director. A letter will be provided to each student detailing recommendations. Students who fail a review twice may be asked to take a semester of leave to work on his/her portfolio or change majors. 

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES

Any courses notated above with * are courses that are recommended by industry experts as vital to your success in this specific track. These electives must be taken within the specific block notated as they carry pre-requisites that are strictly followed. If you wish to take an optional elective from a different track other than your declared track, please check the block prerequisites and with your program director before registering