Core Curriculum

Suggested Course Map

Download the Requirements Sequence Chart for a suggested sequence of courses. The sequence chart and the degree requirements listed below apply to students matriculating in fall 2016 and spring 2017.

First-Year Requirements
Drawing 1 3 units
2D 3 units
3D 3 units
4D 3 units
English 1 3 units
Introduction to the Arts 3 units
Introduction to Modern Arts 3 units
Foundations in Critical Studies 3 units

First Year Electives

The following courses have no prerequisites: 
Introduction to Architecture
Introduction to Interaction Design
Animation 1
Garment Structures
Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Industrial Design
Introduction to Community Arts
Introduction to Furniture
Design Communications 1 (Furniture)
Tools 1: Black & white (Photography & Graphic Design)
Painting 1
Space Studio (Interior Design)
Space 0 (Architecture)
Life Drawing: Portraiture
Life Drawing
Basic Glass and Blowing
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Textiles
Introduction to Writing and Literature
First Year Writer Studio
Introduction to Visual Studies: Eye-Openers

Writing and Literature Program students are required to take two Core Studio courses in their first year (2D & 4D are recommended) and may substitute 6 units of Writing Studio for the remaining Core Studio requirements.

They may also opt to take a world literature survey course instead of Introduction to the Arts.