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Course of Study

The credit counts and Course of Study programs here apply to students entering in 2014. Those who matriculated prior to 2014 are subject to the requirements agreed to upon entering.

 

ILLUSTRATION DESIGN TRACK

TERM 1 (Design)

Critical Practice 1
3
Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Illustration Now
0
Perspective
3
Head & Hands
3
Composition & Drawing
3
Design 1
3

TERM 2 (Design)

Intro to Modernism
3
Drawing Concepts 1
3
Composition & Painting
3
Motion Design 1
or
Digital Illustration
3
Design 2: Structure & Color
3

TERM 3 (Design)

Advanced Critical Practice
or
Drawing Projects
3
Drawing for Illustration
3
Materials of Art & Design
3
Expressive Type
or
Type 1
3

TERM 4 (Design)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
or
History of Art 3
or
History of Illustration
or
Graphic Design History 1
3
Sketching for Illustration
3
Image & Idea
3
Illustrative Storytelling
or
Colory Theory
3

TERM 5 (Design)

Intro to Printmaking
or
Printmaking
3
Illustration Design
3
Illustration Design Lab
3
5th Term Review
0

TERM 6 (Design)

Illustration for Publishing
or
Children's Book Illustration
3

TERM 7 (Design)

Notorious
or
Advanced Portraiture
3

TERM 8 (Design)

Business 101
3
Portfolio Design Lab
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Design)

Humanities
9
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Design)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
  93
  27

120

ENTERTAINMENT ARTS TRACK

TERM 1 (Entertainment Arts)

Critical Practice 1
3
Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Illustration Now
0
Perspective
3
Head & Hands
3
Composition & Drawing
3
Design 1
3

TERM 2 (Entertainment Arts)

Intro to Modernism
3
Viscom Fundamentals 1
3
Composition & Painting
3
Digital Life
3
Design 2: Structure & Color
3

TERM 3 (Entertainment Arts)

Advanced Critical Practice
3
Creative Perspective
3
Drawing for Illustration
or
Analytical Figure Drawing
or
Inventive Drawing
or
Imaginatomy
3
Materials of Art & Design
3

TERM 4 (Entertainment Arts)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
or
History of Art 3
or
History of Illustration
or
Graphic Design History 1
3
Sketching for Illustration
3
Image & Idea
3
Drawing for Illustration
or
Analytical Figure Drawing
or
Inventive Drawing
or
Imaginatomy
3
Color and Story
3

TERM 5 (Entertainment Arts)

5th Term Review
0
Illustrative Storytelling
or
Sketching for Entertainment
3
Graphic Design for Entertainment Arts
3
Digital Landscape
3
Visual Development
3

TERM 6 (Entertainment Arts)

Storyboarding
3
Style Development
or
Historical Env Matte Painting
3
Background Painting / Animated Film
3

TERM 7 (Entertainment Arts)

Inventive Character
or
Matte Painting
3

TERM 8 (Entertainment Arts)

Business 101
3
Portfolio Design Lab
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Entertainment)

Humanities
9
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Entertainment)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
  93 
  27
120

FINE ARTS PAINTING TRACK

TERM 1 (Fine Arts)

Critical Practice 1
3
Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Illustration Now
0
Perspective
3
Head & Hands
3
Composition & Drawing
3
Design 1
3

TERM 2 (Fine Arts)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
3
Drawing Concepts 1
3
Composition & Painting
3
Digital Illustration
3
Motion Design 1
3
Design 2: Structure & Color
3

TERM 3 (Fine Art)

Advanced Critical Practice
3
Intro to Modernism
3
Drawing for Illustration
or
Analytical Figure Drawing
3
Painting Strategies
3
Materials of Art & Design
3
Expressive Type
3
Studio Practice
3

TERM 4 (Fine Arts)

Defining Your Work
3
Sketching for Illustration
3
Color Theory
3
Image & Idea
3

TERM 5 (Fine Arts)

Intro to Printmaking
or
Printmaking
3
Studio Visits
3
5th Term Review
0

TERM 6 (Fine Arts)

Advanced Portraiture
or
Notorious
or
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 7 (Fine Arts)

Studio or H&S Electives

TERM 8 (Fine Arts)

Business 101
3
Portfolio Design Lab
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Fine Arts)

Humanities
9
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Fine Arts)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
  93 
  27
120

MOTION TRACK

TERM 1 (Motion)

Critical Practice 1
3
Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Illustration Now
0
Perspective
3
Head & Hands
3
Composition & Drawing
3
Design 1
3

TERM 2 (Motion)

Intro to Modernism
3
Drawing Concepts 1
3
Composition & Painting
3
Motion Design 1
3
Design 2: Structure & Color
3

TERM 3 (Motion)

Advanced Critical Practice
3
3D Motion Graphics
3
Storyboarding 1: Design and Sequencing
3
Drawing for Illustration
3
Expressive Type
or
Type 1
3

TERM 4 (Motion)

Graphic Design History 1
or
History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
or
History of Art 3
or
History of Illustration
3
Typography 2: Structure
3
Sketching for Illustration
3
Intro to Printmaking
or
Printmaking
3
Motion Design 2
3
Storyboarding 2: Live Action
3

TERM 5 (Motion)

Image & Idea
3
Illustration Design Lab
3
5th Term Review
0
Advanced 3D Motion Grahics
3
Illustrative Storytelling
3

TERM 6 (Motion)

Typography 4: Motion
3

TERM 7 (Motion)

Digital Motion Compositing
3

TERM 8 (Motion)

Business 101
3
Portfolio Design Lab
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Motion)

Humanities
9
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Motion)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
  93 
  27
120

SURFACE DESIGN TRACK

TERM 1 (Surface)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Illustration Now
0
Perspective
3
Head & Hands
3
Composition & Drawing
3
Design 1
3

TERM 2 (Surface)

Critical Practice 1
3
Composition & Painting
3
Intro to Fashion and Style
3
Surface Design Now
0
Design 2: Structure & Color
3
Materials of Art and Design
3

TERM 3 (Surface)

Intro to Modernism
3
Drawing for Illustration
3
Intro to Textile/Surface Design
3
Pattern and Style for Surface Design
3
Expressive Type
or
Type 1
3

TERM 4 (Surface)

Advanced Critical Practice
3
Graphic Design History 1
or
History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
or
History of Art 3
or
History of Illustration
3
Image & Idea
3
Surface Design Idea Lab
3
Textile/Surface Design 1
3
Color Theory for Surface Design
3

TERM 5 (Surface)

5th Term Review
0
Sewing Lab/Soft Goods Lab
3
Surface Design 2
3
Intro to Printmaking for Surface Design
3
Advanced Textile Design for Digital Printing
3

TERM 6 (Surface)

Industry Internship
3
Surface Design Studio
3
Past, Present, Future - Surface Influencers
3

TERM 7 (Surface)

Project Management for Surface Design
3
Art Direction for Surface Design
3

TERM 8 (Surface)

Portfolio Design Lab for Surface Design
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Surface)

Humanities
9
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Surface)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
  93
  27

120

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