Bachelor's Degree in Communication Design in North America

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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

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Bachelor in Writing

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [+]

Bachelors in Communication Design in North America 2017. Even in the increasingly technological and often mechanized workplace, employers continue to identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates. A 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” was identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare WPU graduates for careers in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [-]

Bachelor in Digital Media

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 50 hours September 2017 USA Harrisonburg Lancaster + 1 more

The digital media major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. [+]

The Visual and Communication Arts Department (VACA) offers majors in studio art, art education, communication, digital media and photography. These majors prepare students to pursue professional jobs in a variety of careers and to pursue graduate work in an array of programs. Majors and Minors Our majors prepare students to move comfortably from the studio, to the gallery, to the field and to the screen in their creative activities. Curious about the vocational possibilities for EMU alums? Visit our VACA careers page.. Art major and art education endorsement Prepares students who will pursue professional art-related careers, independent art work and graduate work in art. The art major offers a variety of studio arts options after students finish a core curriculum. Communication major Students take a broad group of core courses along with the foundational courses in a variety of electronic media, writing and theory courses. Digital media major Students focus on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. Photography major Photography majors build a solid framework in digital photography practice and theory. Students learn studio/field practices, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work and conservation photography. Minors: Art Digital Communication Digital Video Production Journalism Photography Teaching Endorsements: Art, Grades PreK-12 Journalism (add-on) Professors Who are Mentors VACA professors push students to go beyond the aesthetic to consider the social and the global aspects of their work so that they can become transformers of cultural and community landscapes. Passionate and Ethical Communication In order to serve in this way, image-makers need more than technical competency. They need to possess a conceptual and aesthetic framework that will allow them to communicate effectively, passionately and ethically. While intellectually rigorous, the VACA faculty seeks to nurture a profound appreciation for the spiritual, emotive and poetic aspects of human existence. The visual arts at EMU help students encounter a much bigger world that cannot always be described in logical terms. Students explore the ethical and cultural problems inherent in mass communication and the artistic endeavor and the increasingly international thrust of communication. Careers in Visual and Communication Arts Careers include artist, art educator, photographer, graphic designer, video producer, web-producer, industrial designer, visual artist, web designer, video editor, journalist, photo-journalist, fine artist, interior designer, communications, art therapist, community arts activist, production craftsperson, CD-ROM developer, advertising, broadcasting, screen printer, photographer, exhibit designer, gallery director, curator, fashion designer, theater set, lighting or sound designer, illustrator, arts administrator, framer, gallery preparator and graduate study in visual art, communication or film and video. See more on our careers page. Digital Media Major The digital media major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. Eastern Mennonite University offers one of the few digital media majors at a Christian college. Our unique program emphasizes proficiency in the interrelated digital media forms of video production, digital photography, graphic design and web design. Students learn electronic field production in documentary and narrative video classes.They practice the disciplines of video editing, lighting, audio production through assignments and real-world projects. Visual and Communication Arts Faculty at Eastern Mennonite University have deep connections to the professional world with projects that have aired on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and ABC. Whether in person or online, guest lecturers bring expertise from the film and video world. Recent speakers have included the first female steady-cam operator, a National Geographic photographer and a Discovery Channel producer. The EMU digital media major unfolds in the context of our Christian liberal arts community, a multicultural, peace-oriented environment that values effective cross-cultural communication and passionate engagement with the world. Students work on personal projects, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work. EMU prepares students for a range of digital media jobs from video production to web design (as well as preparation for further graduate training). Internship opportunities abound in the EMU/Harrisonburg area and many students have completed internships while studying at the Washington D.C. Community Scholars’ Center. Our current students and recent graduates have had opportunities to work on real world projects in Haiti and Kenya. Students have access to our collection of professional HD video cameras, lighting and support equipment for video production.Students also have free access to our collection of Canon digital SLRs and lenses. The Advanced Media Lab, home to our advanced Photoshop, video editing and 2-D animation classes, features fifteen 27 inch (Intel based) iMacs, a large HD display, a Blu-ray projector and a surround sound system. Software includes Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5. Our intro Digital Media Lab features the latest Adobe CS5.5 Creative Suite and fifteen workstations (21 inch and 24 inch Intel based iMacs) for digital photo editing and web design. Media Coverage VaCa student work has received attention from national and international media. The Washington Post covered our class documentary on the Kurdish community in Harrisonburg, and the BBC ran student photos from the documentary on their Web site [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. [+]

Bachelors in Communication Design in North America 2017. The graphic design program takes a traditional Bauhaus approach to subject matter. Students begin with basic principles and historical overviews of visual art and design. As students progress, further specialization in design topics occupy upper division courses. Course subject matter includes typography, print publications, branding, logo design, digital photography, web design, motion design, animation and interactive/mobile applications. Students complete their education with client-based projects preparing them for future employment and simulating a contemporary studio environment. An internship requirement exposes students to the professional workplace. The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. The program strives to create functional, usable and aesthetically appropriate solutions to the increasingly complex design problems encountered in society. While production skills are essential, especially for entry-level designers, the ability to manage and continually improve skill sets, regardless of the technological future, will allow individuals the best opportunity for advancement in the profession. Outcomes With a degree in Art some career paths and fields include: - Graphic Designer - Web Designer - Motion Designer - Illustrator - Photographer - Marketing - Mass Media Communications What Do You Have To Look Forward To? Graduates aspire to use the technical and intellectual skills learned at ORU to participate in the professional workplace. Students are prepared to self-motivate and self-educate as necessary to adapt to the unknown future technology or society may bring. Success Stories The highest compliment a professor and an art department can receive is a successful student, and our students are successful! - Jason Rodriquez: Addy Award recipient as a Junior Graphic Design Video Major - Shannon Garvin Moore: Graphic Design Print Major, recipient of four Addy and four Graphex Awards - Brian Pohl: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Industrial Light and Magic - Matt Steele: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Dreamworks - Darold Oniwa and Edward Buntario: Video Graphics at Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition, the Art Department boasts two dozen designers working in Tulsa alone. [-]

Bachelor in Interior Design

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

As a student in UCM's Interior Design program, you will study aesthetic and technical experiences in order to solve problems related to the function of interior environments and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public. [+]

As a student in UCM's Interior Design program, you will study aesthetic and technical experiences in order to solve problems related to the function of interior environments and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public. Why Choose Interior Design at UCM? The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The UCM Interior Design B.F.A. degree has achieved national accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. You will have 24-hour access to a computer lab where computers are stocked with professional software. The Department of Art and Design awards incoming student portfolio scholarships to freshman and new transfer students. What will I study? Through a series of projects, the Interior Design program will help you sharpen your visual, oral and written skills. Courses include: Art Theory and Criticism Construction Documentation for Interior Design Interior Design Environmental Systems Interior Detailing and Furniture Design What can I do with a degree in Interior Design? Architect Drafter Art Director Civil Drafter Computer-Aided Design Technician Cost Estimator How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Interior Design, students have an opportunity to be involved in: The UCM Interior Design Student Association [-]

Bachelor in Design Arts

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

The <strong>Design Arts major</strong> is geared towards students who are interested in Graphic Design, Environmental Design and the broadening field of Visual Communications. The program provides a formal education in design with an emphasis on promoting the development of problem solving and design skills that are practical, portable and enduring in rapidly changing, technologically driven, creative fields. [+]

Bachelors in Communication Design in North America 2017. The Design Arts major is geared towards students who are interested in Graphic Design, Environmental Design and the broadening field of Visual Communications. The program provides a formal education in design with an emphasis on promoting the development of problem solving and design skills that are practical, portable and enduring in rapidly changing, technologically driven, creative fields. The Design Arts major consists of Studio Art, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Communications and English Composition courses. The breadth of the curriculum reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the program and is structured to promote intellectual and esthetic understanding of visual communications, environmental design and promote the development of problem solving skills. Students enrolled in upper-level courses will learn how to apply design principles to a variety of media including graphic design for print and publishing and web design. Studio courses integrate technology use and skills development in a problem-based learning environment. Students learn to use standard professional design software as tools of the design process. The environmental design studios develop design skills through the exploration of human scale problems. The studio courses have typically been centered on a variety of real-world projects that have included the design of business and living spaces, the redesign of industrial river frontage into green space and urban renewal projects to name a few. The studio projects typically have actual clients, with students responding to important community issues that require creativity based in design and problem solving methodologies. The ultimate goal of the program is to equip students with the knowledge, problem-solving ability and design skills that will enable them to make significant contributions as design professionals. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design prepares graduates to be hybrid engineer/designers who have strong programming and mathematics skills, combined with formal training in [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design prepares graduates to be hybrid engineer/designers who have strong programming and mathematics skills, combined with formal training in game design. The field of digital entertainment has grown from using small teams of just a handful of developers for an entire game to using large teams of one hundred or more on a single title. This large increase in the size of teams, scope, and investment in digital entertainment titles has created a growing demand for a type of developer who can bridge the scientific and creative sides of game development, able to work as an engineer or designer as needed. Admissions Info Students applying to the BS in Computer Science and Game Design program must be passionate about game design (both digital and non-digital), including level design, system design, and behavior design. They must also be strong analytical thinkers, with a good foundation in mathematics (at least through pre-calculus), science, and writing. Candidates will also find it useful to complete courses in calculus, physics, and computer science prior to attending DigiPen. Topics Covered Students in the BS in Computer Science and Game Design program will focus on the following subjects: - Game design and development, including game history, game analysis, game mechanics, game dynamics, game aesthetics, 2D and 3D level design, character behaviors, AI programming, design documentation, and play-testing. - Core academic courses such as linear algebra, calculus, physics, and computer science (including C, C++, and scripting languages). - Humanities and social sciences courses such as psychology, writing, and communication. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts Interior Design

O'More College of Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Franklin

The mission of the Interior Design B.F.A. program is to is to cultivate a future professional who is a critical thinker, a creative designer, and is focused on the human element of the built environment. [+]

Bachelors in Communication Design in North America 2017. Mission The mission of the Interior Design B.F.A. program is to is to cultivate a future professional who is a critical thinker, a creative designer, and is focused on the human element of the built environment. Curriculum & Philosophy The philosophy of the Interior Design B.F.A. program is to create exceptional interior designers. Students become exceptional when they are able to think critically and creatively. They become exceptional when they embrace failure in order to better understand success. They become exceptional when they not only know history, but also understand its significance and influence on future design. Exceptional students are capable of using a variety of tools and methods to communicate their ideas. We do not aim to produce conventional designers – we create exceptional visionaries. In our CIDA accredited program, students will develop: Critical and creative thinking in order to problem-solve Collaboration, communication, and professionalism for entrepreneurs as well as employees Empathy to create human-centered design A global perspective An understanding of historical and cultural contexts for design Theory and manipulation of space, form and color Knowledge and application of furniture, fixture, equipment and finish materials Knowledge and application of environmental and building systems, interior construction, regulations and guidelines Success To date, eight of eleven student projects that were sent to compete for scholarships awarded by the prestigious Angelo Donghia Foundation in nationwide, juried competitions have won. Some of these students received scholarship amounts up to $30,000, the maximum amount awarded. These students competed with students from Parsons, RISD, University of Cincinnati, and New York School of Design to name a few. This is one of the largest scholarships in the country awarded to interior design students attending CIDA accredited institutions. Students of our program have enjoyed internships and professional work with a variety of successful firms in areas such as Nashville, Atlanta, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and abroad in China, Hong Kong, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and Dubai. Attrition and Retention: Of those accepted into the program in 2014-2015 academic year, 84% were retained. Graduation Rate: In 2014-2015, 100% of seniors graduated. Job Placement Rate: In 2014-2015, 20% became independent designers; 70% are employed in the field.* *Verification in process Faculty Faculty is comprised of professional designers and architects who are continually evolving and improving in order to better serve our students. Faculty development meetings are held on a regular basis so that we can collaborate on latest industry advances, teaching practices, and professional growth. All full-time faculty are members of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), attending conferences, and bringing best practices to the classroom. Many faculty are active members of other professional organizations including ASID and IIDA. They are mentors both in the school and for the community. The department meets biannually with a Program Advisory committee comprised of professionals within the design industry and educational consultants. Travel Students will have many opportunities and are strongly encouraged to travel as a part of their educational experience in our program. Domestic markets, international travel study, and various field trips are components of our curriculum. We believe that travel not only provides fresh inspiration, but creates profound moments that impact students’ understanding of design. Laptop Requirement All students are required to have a PC laptop that will be sufficient to run the programs and software (AutoCAD, SketchUp with plug-ins, and Photoshop) that we teach and use on a regular basis. Additional recommendations and information can be provided upon request. Sophomore Review Upon completion of sophomore studios, students will participate in a portfolio review of projects and creative works. Work will be reviewed by a jury of faculty members to prepare students for successful entry into upper-level classes. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts Interactive Design

O'More College of Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Franklin

The Interactive Design program prepares students for careers in the interactive design industry by building essential foundational skills. The curriculum is developed around a variety of creative experiences in which students are challenged to blend concepts and design skills using time-tested design principles with current techniques and technology. We focus on the creative process–from concept-driven design to innovative solutions. [+]

Mission The Interactive Design program prepares students for careers in the interactive design industry by building essential foundational skills. The curriculum is developed around a variety of creative experiences in which students are challenged to blend concepts and design skills using time-tested design principles with current techniques and technology. We focus on the creative process–from concept-driven design to innovative solutions. Curriculum & Philosophy The Interactive Design program is a dynamic B.F.A. degree in which students gain the necessary knowledge and experience in the latest web and digital technologies to prepare them for a successful career in the interactive design industry. The curriulum combines classic design principles and current interactive technologies to challenge students to create rich interactive designs. We focus on the creative process from concept-driven design to innovative visual solutions that work across a variety of interactive and digital media. Students design logos, web advertising campaigns, websites, and apps. They also learn illustration techniques, animation, motion design, and industry business practices while receiving thorough instruction in computer systems and industry - standard software. All of this is then applied through a customized internship program that exposes our students to the industry and gives them practical, real-world experience before they graduate. Success Our success stems from three main factors: curriculum, instructors, and educational philosophy. Our graduates are in high demand and work for advertising and public relations agencies, graphic design firms, and small business doing corporate identity design, publishing, packaging, and music related marketing. Faculty At O’More College of Design, you learn from the best. Our instructors are award - winning designers, working for companies such as: Chevrolet, DuPont, MCA Records, Vanderbilt, and many others. Laptop Requirement The approximate cost of $2,500 will be required for the purchase of a laptop and software. Students will be able to purchase all hardware and software using educational discounts, but they should also research and plan for other potential opportunities to save, such as Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday. [-]

Bachelor in Visual Communication and Design

Iowa Wesleyan University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

This major includes digital imaging, web, multimedia authoring, animation and illustration. Communications and business courses are integrated into the curriculum and further reflect the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the Visual Communications and Design major. [+]

Bachelors in Communication Design in North America 2017. This major includes digital imaging, web, multimedia authoring, animation and illustration. Communications and business courses are integrated into the curriculum and further reflect the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the Visual Communications and Design major. The Design Center is the technology hub for many of these courses and is also structured to provide students varied opportunities to work with campus and off-campus clients for credit. The Iowa Wesleyan College art program: promotes understanding, appreciation and interest in the visual arts through a supportive community that encourages experiential learning, personal investigation and insight into the creative process; provides basic general instruction in visual arts activities including: design, visual communications, drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics; and exposes students to current application and theory in visual arts while providing a forum for analysis and synthesis of individual artistic expression. Visual Communication and Design Requirements Visual Communications and Design Major ART 109 Survey of Visual Communication - 3 hrs. ART 201 Foundations of Design - 3 hrs. ART 204 Graphic Layout and Design 3 hrs. ART 207 Photography I - 3 hrs. ART 209 Multimedia Development - 3 hrs. ART 215 Painting I - 3 hrs. ART 219 Drawing I - 3 hrs. ART 269 Interactive Media 3 hrs. ART 304 Graphic Layout and Design II - 3 hrs. ART 379 Advanced Visual Communication and Design - 3 hrs. Three additional hours in studio art selected from the following: ART 381 History of Art I - 3 hrs. ART 382 History of Art II - 3 hrs. ART 383 History of Art III - 3 hrs. ART 499A Senior Seminar - 1 hr ART 499B Senior Seminar - 1 hr. Three additional hours in studio art selected from the following: ART 398 practicum and ART 498 internship - 6-14 hrs. ART 398 practicum and ART 498 internship - 6-14 hrs. Professional preparation: Support Courses BA 320 Marketing - 3 hrs. BA 322 Advertising - 3 hrs. COMM 147 Public Speaking - 3 hrs. COMM 248 Legal and Ethical Issues in Media - 3 hrs. PHIL 215 Ethics for Life and Career - 3 hrs. COMM 260 Video Production - 2 hrs. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design & Visual Communication

Buena Vista University (BVU)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Storm Lake

Create graphics for advertisements, billboards or magazines. Design logos for up-and-coming companies. Develop the layout and graphics for Web pages. [+]

Bachelor in Graphic Design & Visual Communication Create graphics for advertisements, billboards or magazines. Design logos for up-and-coming companies. Develop the layout and graphics for Web pages. As a graphic design & visual communication major at BVU, you will learn the skills to work for all types of businesses, large and small, in almost every industry imaginable. Graphic design & visual communication students at BVU get more than a classroom education. Through your studies, you will often have the chance to design projects for real clients on campus and in the community. You will further develop your professional skills through individualized attention, countless internship opportunities, extra-curricular activities and diverse classroom projects. As part of your education, you’ll become proficient with the latest software programs and learn how to design for emerging technology and media. Because you will be actively designing and creating projects throughout your college career, you will also build a competitive portfolio of materials to show potential employers. The program’s emphasis on concept development and practical application will enhance your strategic thinking, problem solving and design skills, and prepare you to work in a number of design-related fields. Graphic Design courses Major: 58 credit hours ART 201 Art Foundations I ART 202 Art Foundations II ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History or ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History or ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History ART/GDES 392 Junior Seminar ART/GDES 492 Senior Seminar ART 493 Senior Exhibition DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo DIGI 104 Media Studio: Web DIGI 210 Media and Society DIGI 300 Legal and Ethical Perspectives DIGI 304 Multimedia Web Design GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations GDES 305 History of Graphic Design GDES 349 Graphic Design GDES 350 Typography GDES 449 Advanced Graphic Design GDES 495 Internship (3 credit minimum) Graphic Design and Visual Communication majors must earn a final grade of C- or better in required GDES courses (GDES 223, GDES 305, GDES 349, GDES 350, GDES 392, GDES 449, GDES 492). 9 credit hours from ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History or ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History (class not taken above) ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History or ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History (class not taken above) ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication DIGI 102 Media Studio: Video and DIGI 103 Media Studio: Audio DIGI 220 New Media DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography GDES 440 Illustration MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior Minor in Graphic Design & Visual Communication: 22 credit hours GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations GDES 305 History of Graphic Design GDES 349 Graphic Design GDES 350 Typography GDES 449 Advanced Graphic Design Graphic Design and Visual Communication minors must earn a final grade of C or better in required GDES courses (GDES 223, GDES 305, GDES 349, GDES 350, GDES 449). 6 credit hours from ART 201 Art Foundations I ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo DIGI 104 Media Studio: Web DIGI 210 Media and Society DIGI 300 Legal and Ethical Perspectives DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography DIGI 304 Multimedia Web Design GDES 440 Illustration [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts Communication Design

Louisiana Tech University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

The BFA degree program in Communication Design is a professional program created to prepare students with a common body of skills and knowledge deemed necessary for entry as career [+]

Bachelors in Communication Design in North America 2017. The BFA degree program in Communication Design is a professional program created to prepare students with a common body of skills and knowledge deemed necessary for entry as career communication designers. Our program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and adheres to that organization’s guidelines for effective student preparation for general practice as professional designers. We believe our mission is to produce motivated, self-reliant problem-solvers who are equipped with essential competencies in research, analysis, aesthetics, design theory, productivity, and the application of relevant technologies. We promote a firm foundation in traditional art experiences and the study of design principles to support a student’s ability to create dynamic conceptual solutions and innovative visual designs within the context of effective and objective-specific communication. Our facilities and equipment are regularly upgraded and provide an impressive platform for the support of basic technological instruction as well as graduate-level research in new media and advanced communication challenges. All students of communication design at Tech will be prepared to exhibit essential competencies by the structure and content of curriculum requirements. These competencies include but are not limited to: - solving communication problems. - describing and responding to the audiences and contexts addressed in design solutions. - conceptualizing and developing visual form in response to needs. - using tools and technologies effectively in creating design solutions. - understanding basic commercial /industrial communication needs and the designer’s role in meeting those needs. The common body of experiences available to design students include but are not limited to: - comprehensive evaluations of student creative and problem solving solutions in the form of classroom critiques. - involvement in design exhibitions and competitions on local, regional, and national levels. - field experiences and tours related to the design industry. - experiences in creating design solutions when working within a team. - experiences in design challenges requiring interdisciplinary interface with students in other academic areas. Within the framework of general requirements exists the opportunity for some subject specialization. While we do not have separate degrees or academic concentrations in areas such as computer animation or illustration, we have a highly skilled faculty who regularly offer courses featuring an advanced subject concentration to properly prepared students. Our curriculum requires four elective art courses. Upon receiving permission from the appropriate faculty member, students may choose to use some or all of these courses for the pursuit of individualized study in subjects of personal interest. [-]