Nov 21, 2018  
2018-2019 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Illustration


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The aim of the Illustration concentration is to equip all of its graduating students with the skills, discipline, and knowledge necessary for successful professional practice in the field. Concept formulation, rendering and compositional fluency, a command of imagery, and an originality of style are understood to be of equal and complementary importance. Students learn to use symbolism, sequencing, advanced perspective and the integration of digital processes. The history, marketing and ethics of the trade are examined, as are the various applications of illustration, such as concept art, editorial, character development, children’s book, and documentary illustration. Seniors choose an emphasis for their capstone project based on individual abilities and interests, as well as develop a professional portfolio of work. https://www.umassd.edu/programs/illustration/

Requirements 

Foundation Studio Arts Program


Required of All Majors (except Art History and Music)

Foundation Studio Arts is a rigorous program designed to promote creativity, to develop technical and conceptual skills, and to provide an essential awareness of our visual culture. Its drawing, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital courses serve as prerequisites-requisites for all 200 or higher-level courses in Art + Design and Art Education programs. Its art history component, Introduction to the Study of Art, serve as a prerequisite for higher-level Art History Program study that is demanded by each of the studio art departments.

Except where transferred or advance placement examination credits are accepted in lieu of requirements, first-year students may expect to take five courses, totaling 15 credits, in each of their two first-year semesters. The exception being Art Education majors due to of licensure requirements and increased credit load.

The successful completion of the Foundation Studio Arts program is a required of all candidates for a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

  • ARH- Art History Elective (300/400 level) - Credits: 6

University Studies / Distribution


  • ENL 2XX Literature elective - Credits: 3
  • MTH Mathematics elective - Credits: 3
  • Science electives, 3 credits from each area (The Natural World and The Engaged Community) - Credits: 6
  • The Social World: 3 credits from two areas (Human Questions and Contexts, The Nature of US Society) - Credits: 6

Electives


Five courses at any level, may include studios - Credits: 15

Major Studios


The following are designated courses, each of which requires a grade of C or better for advancement. Students who receive less than a C in one of these courses shall be subject to review that may result in provisional continuation or dismissal from the option.

Studio Options and Additional Requirements


  • AXD 2XX level drawing - Credits: 3

       (Consult advisor on selection)

  • Studio electives - Credits: 9
  • 300/400 studio elective - Credits:3

Total credits: 120


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