Curriculum

Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements. Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

Along with the general education program, students must complete the major's core requirements and must complete the requirements and electives for that area - as well as choose an area of focus in their Digital Special Topics classes in preparation for the final portfolio assessment.

Course Requirements

  1. Core Requirements: 38 hours
    • Beginning Studio: Drawing (ART 1214) -- 4 hours
    • Design & Color (ART 2164) - 4 hours
    • Intro to Photography (ART 2153) -- 3 hours
    • Computer Graphics I (ART 2623) -- 3 hours
    • Computer Graphics II (ART 3633) -- 3 hours
    • Art History II (ART 2743) -- 3 hours
    • Visual Communication and Culture (UXD 2753) -- 3 hours
    • History of Digital Media (UXD 3763) -- 3 hours
    • Interactive Media Design (ART 3413) -- 3 hours
    • Interactive Programming (UXD 3423) -- 3 hours
    • Human Centered Design (UXD 3513) -- 3 hours
    • Communication Law & Ethics (COMM 4403) -- 3 hours

  1. Studio Requirements 16 hours
    • Digital Studio Topics in Interactive Design (UXD 3724) -- 4 hours,
      12 hours ttl*
    • Note: *The Digital Studio Topics course must be taken 3 times

    • Capstone in Interactive Design (UXD 4214) -- 4 hours
  2. Elective(s): 6 hours
    • Two upper level (6 credit hours) courses from ART, UXD, COMM or discipline as approved by the Program Coordinator.
TOTAL: 60 hours

Suggested Course Sequence for Entering Students AY 2015-2016

Freshman (31-32 HRS)
Fall Semester
FYE 1001 First Year Experience Seminar – 1 HR
ART 1214 Beginning Studio: Drawing – 4 HRS
ART 2164 Design & Color – 4 HRS
ENGL1013 Writing Studies I – 3 HRS
Mathematics – 3 HRS

15 Hours

Spring Semester
ART 3234 Advanced Studio: Drawing – 4 HRS
UXD/ART/JRNL 2153 Intro to Photography – 3 HRS
ENGL1023 Writing Studies II – 3 HRS
Public Speaking – 3 HRS
Natural Science – 3-4 HRS
16-17 Hours

Sophomore (31-32 HRS)
Fall Semester
ART 2623 Computer Graphics I – 3 HRS
UXD 2753 Visual Communication and Culture – 3 HRS
ART 2743 Art History II – 3 HRS
Behavioral or Social Science – 3 HRS
Religion – 3 HRS
15 Hours

Spring Semester
ART 3633 Computer Graphics II – 3 HRS
UXD 3424 Interactive Programming – 3 HRS
ART 2D or 3D Studio Elective – 3 HRS
Communication – 3 HRS
Electives – 3 HRS
15 Hours

Junior (31-32 HRS)
Fall Semester
UXD 3724 Studio Topics in Interactive Design – 4 HRS
UXD 3763 History of Digital Media – 3 HRS
ART 3413 Interactive Media Design – 3 HRS
Inquiry and Analysis – 3 HRS
Global Citizenship – 3 HRS
15 Hours

Spring Semester
UXD 3724 Studio Topics in Interactive Design – 4 HRS
UXD 3415 Human Centered Design – 3 HRS
COMM 4403 Communication Law and Ethics – 3 HRS
Application and Integration – 3 HRS
ESLO or Electives – 3 HRS
15Hours

Senior (31-32 HRS)
Fall Semester
UXD 3723 Studio Topics in Interactive Design – 4 HRS
ESLO or Electives – 12 HRS
15 Hours

Spring Semester
UDX 4214 Capstone in Interactive Design – 4 HRS
ESLO or Electives – 12 HRS
16 Hours