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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Digital Studio

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (IDS)

PROFESSOR GRAEME SULLIVAN, in charge

This degree represents an interdisciplinary approach to emerging technologies and the arts and design disciplines of the College of Arts and Architecture incorporating architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, music, photography, theatre design, and visual arts. The IDS degree begins with a foundation in arts and design [ART 110S(3), ART 111(3)] a two semester sequence of linked studio practice and theory courses that cover fundamental ideas and skills in the arts and design disciplines such as drawing, color theory, and 2-d, 3-d, and 4-d design within the context of art and design history and theory. The IDS program builds on this foundational core utilizing selected courses from across the College of Arts and Architecture. These courses range from digital fabrication to sound design and composition in music, theatre, and art, to digitally-based art explorations, to digital photography, to the exploration of virtual architectural and built environment spaces, to digital art and design theory and criticism, to internet exhibitions and publishing. Concurrent with these courses, students progress through the series of IDS studio courses (A&A 110, 210, 310, 410 and 411) in which they will develop ways of learning that will enable them to understand how to work within collaborative professional environments. This will prepare students to meet the varying challenges they will face within client-based arts and design professions.

For the B.Des. Degree in Interdisciplinary Digital Studio, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(Up to 9 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR. See description of General Education in the Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 75 credits
(This includes up to 6 credits of GA courses and 3 credits of GN courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (29 credits)[1]
A&A 110(3), ART 110S US(3), ART 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
A&A 210(3), ART 211Y US(3) (Sem: 3-4)
A&A 310(3) (Sem: 5-6)
A&A 410(4), A&A 411(4), ART 476(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (40 credits)[1]
(Must include at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Select 40 credits from ARCH 481(3), ART 101 GA(3), ART 201(3), ART 202(3), ART 203(3), ART 217(3), ART 314(4), ART 315(4), ART 316(4), ART 317(4), ART 318(4), ART 319(4), ART 343(4), ART 415(4), ART 416(4), ART 417(4), ART 419(4), GD 100 GA(3), GD 200(3), INART 050 GN(3), INART 258A GA(3), LARCH 450(3), MUSIC 455(1-3), MUSIC 458(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3), PHOTO 200(3), PHOTO 300(4), PHOTO 400(4), PHOTO 402(4), PHOTO 403(4), THEA 285(3), THEA 484(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)[1]
Select 6 credits from ART 220(3), ART 411 US(3), ART H 450 US;IL(3), ART H 470 US;IL(3), ART H 250(3) or PHOTO 201(3), INART 055 GA(3) (Sem: 3-8)

A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-06-012

Review Date: 4/15/08

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