Art and Design

Contact Information
Jack Maxwell, Chair

ACU Box 27987

Abilene, Texas 79699-7987

Don Morris Center, Room 142

 

Phone: 325-674-2085

Fax: 325-674-2051

Email: jack.maxwell@art.acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/art

 

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General Department Requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)

Art Degree (BA)

Graphic Design/Advertising Degree (BA)

Art for Teacher Certification (BA)

Interior Design (BS)

Pre-Architecture (AA)

Minor in Art 

Faculty
Geoffrey Broderick, Associate Professor

Steve Ellinger, Adjunct Professor

Robert Green, Professor

Kenny Jones, Associate Professor

Jack Maxwell, Professor

Dan McGregor, Associate Professor

Ronnie Rama, Assistant Professor

Virginia Sadler, Professor

Nil Santana, Instructor

Kathryn Wasemiller, Professor

Mike Wiggins, Assistant Professor
Brandon Young, Assistant Professor

 

Majors: Art, Art (all-level teacher
              certification), Graphic
              Design/Advertising, Interior Design, 
              Pre-Architecture.

Minor: Art

 

Course Descriptions
Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of Art include those with the following designation: ART, DSGN.



  

Introduction

The Department of Art and Design offers BFA, BA, BS and AA degrees. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is available in these areas of concentration: graphic design, two-dimensional studio or three-dimensional studio. The Bachelor of Arts degree is available in art, art/marketing, graphic design/advertising as well as all-level teacher certification. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER) accredited Bachelor of Science degree is available in interior design. The Associate of Arts degree is available in pre-architecture. A minor in art may be added to other majors. The department owes it’s outstanding reputation to its faculty, its facilities and its students.

The versatile faculty is made up of award-winning artists, artists that actively produce and exhibit their creative work, artists that are leaders in their various fields of discipline. These artists are also superb educators, educators that love to teach because they love what they teach, educators that teach by what they say and by what they do, educators that motivate, inspire and nurture, educators that become true mentors to their students.

These artist/teachers believe that art is important, that art makes a difference in this world, that art makes this world a better place, a more beautiful place, a more livable place. They are convinced that this world needs more than just artists, it needs Christian artists, artists that via their talent and various forms of creative expression, can reflect a dimension of the very nature of God, God as Creator.

This faculty also believes that skills are important, that skills can be taught and that they can be learned. They believe that the most important skills for the art and design student, and any artist, transcend the newest technologies, media and processes. They believe that these most important skills are found in the ability to think creatively, to find creative solutions to difficult problems, to courageously accept challenges and to overcome them. These are the abilities and skills that the faculty of the Department of Art and Design believes are most necessary to become leaders rather than followers, to become the next generation of gifted creative artists, designers and educators, to become art professionals in the evergrowing number of art and art-related careers of the 21st century.

ACU art and design students and the art/design faculty enjoy the advantages of a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Alice Pratt Brown Art Hall, consisting of large functional studios, high-tech computer labs and specialized classroom spaces. The complex includes the Clover Virginia Shore Art Gallery, the heart of the department, an elegant showcase for the works of nationally recognized artists and of our students. The computer lab is state-of-the-art, providing the technology to meet the needs of the continually evolving, and expanding, areas of digital design. Private and semi-private studio spaces are provided on a competitive basis for our advanced students. In the three-dimensional areas, our students have access to the latest equipment and technologies: kilns, specialized welders and cutters, a well-equipped metal casting foundry, and pneumatic tools for the working of metals and the carving of stone and wood. The department wood shop is used for everything from the construction of frames upon which to stretch canvas, to the building of chairs for a three-dimensional design project, to a creative book-binding project for a graphic design course. Art is there to be seen; in the offices, in the classrooms and in the hallways art is on display. Outside in the sculpture courtyard and throughout the landscaped campus, art is visible.

Art and design graduates may pursue specialized post-graduate degrees in areas of interest such as architecture, interior design, industrial design, art therapy, arts administration, animation, illustration, painting, sculpture, etc. Those earning their MFA, the terminal degree in studio art, are eligible to teach art in colleges and universities. And with the proper certification, ACU art and design graduates become educators in elementary and secondary education. ACU art and design graduates work in galleries and in museums as directors and administrators. They work as interior designers, space planners, architects, set designers, as animators, as book illustrators and as graphic designers. They work in advertising as art directors and as creative consultants. Graduates of the Department of Art and Design become full-time creative artists that are supported by their gallery sales and commissions.

Graduates of the ACU Department of Art and Design also enjoy productive careers in many non-art related fields as well in every aspect of our society. In their respected vocations they may not always use paint and an artist’s brush, but they do use what they learned as art and design majors, to use their minds as a creative tool, whatever the application. For no brush is finer, no stone chisel is sharper and no ink flows more effortlessly than the keen and attentive mind, the spirit of the artist.

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General Departmental Requirements

Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to a program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the ACT/SAT Placement Information section of this catalog.

Scholarships
A limited number of departmental scholarships, based upon evidence of ability, quality of work, and/or need are available each year. Contact the department for applications.

Transfer Students
The transfer student receives credit for art/design courses completed at another college according to a routine evaluation made by the Registrar’s Office. Since a student’s courses vary greatly among schools, exact place in the ACU program can be determined only after he or she has demonstrated, in actual class work, an adequate level of performance commensurate with current classification. Credit hours transferred toward a degree in art or design shall not exceed one half of the credit hours within the major. A minimum of 24 hours of the total advanced hours in studio areas required for the BFA must be done at ACU.

Art and Design Events
All art and design majors are required to attend art related events each semester. These may include but are not restricted to: gallery openings and receptions, artist lectures and presentations, and visits to major museums and exhibitions.

Student Exhibitions
All art and design majors are required to prepare and submit work for a senior show and enter all department sponsored student competitions for which they are eligible.

Permanent Collection
The art/design faculty reserves the right to make selections from current work each year to add to a permanent collection of outstanding student work that is used in public exhibitions. All work done as a part of class work by regularly enrolled students is the property of the department until released, and the department reserves the right to exhibit or to reproduce such work in publications of the university.

Study Abroad Expectations
All art and design majors are expected and encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes may be offered in art appreciation, art history, special topics courses and selected studio areas.

Course Availability
Students should be advised that some listed courses are not offered every semester. Prior to the first class meeting, the department reserves the right to remove non-art/design majors from an art or design course that is full and needed by an art/design major.

Audits
With department head approval, audits are allowed in studio courses with no tuition discount. Audit fees for lecture courses are one-half tuition.

Studio Time
For each studio course meeting 6 hours per week, the student will be expected to devote a minimum of three additional hours of outside class time per week to class assignments.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)

The BFA is a studio intense course of study designed for students with a strong commitment to a professional future as graphic designers, studio artists or artist/teachers. The student may, according to his or her interests and career goals, select a major concentration from the areas of graphic design, two-dimensional studio (drawing, painting, illustration and printmaking) or three-dimensional studio (sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry/metals). Those who select the BFA degree plan are expected to exhibit a high level of competence and motivation. Post-graduate or graduate study should be a part of the future plans of the student pursuing a career in art. Those with the goal of becoming college studio art instructors should plan on graduate study terminating in the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Admissions Requirements
Prior to admittance in a program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the ACT/SAT Placement Information section of this catalog.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN, TWO-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO, THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO (BFA)

BFA: ART (GRAPHIC DESIGN, TWO-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO,
THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO (BFA)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible
     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................
     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelations ...................................................................................
     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................
     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................
     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3
3
3

3

English
     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................3
Science
     Choose from: biology, chemistry, environmental technology, geology,
          physics, NUTR 120 .........................................................................................

 

6

Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) ..........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BFA DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     ART 222 Art History: General Survey II ................................................................
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, philosophy
          political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology
          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

3

 

 

3

TOTAL BFA CORE ...................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Art

     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing ........................................................................................
     ART 112 Figure Drawing I ....................................................................................
     ART 213 Figure Drawing II ...................................................................................
     ART 314 Advanced Drawing .................................................................................
     ART 315 Printmaking ...........................................................................................
     ART 331 Sculpture I ............................................................................................
     ART 341 Painting I ..............................................................................................
Art Studio concentrations selected from one of the following areas: 
     Graphic design: JMC 233, ART 351, 352, 353, 454, 456 and 12 hours of two- and/or
          three-dimensional studio (ART 200-499) ...........................................................
     Two-Dimensional studio: 21 hours of two-dimensional studio and 12 hours of two-
          and/or three-dimensional studio (ART 200-499) ................................................
     Three-Dimensional studio: 21 hours of three-dimensional studio and 12 hours of two-
          and/or three-dimensional studio (ART 200-499) ................................................

3

3

3
3
3
3
3
3
3


33

33

33

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................60
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Requirements
     ART 221 Art History: Survey I ..............................................................................
     ART 323 Art History: 20th Century ........................................................................
     ART 324 Art History: America ...............................................................................
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................9
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................6
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................
     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................
     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................
     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................
2.25
2.00
33
131

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



The Bachelor of Arts degree provides opportunity to major in art within the framework of a liberal arts degree. This degree plan is not recommended for students interested in post-graduate or graduate study in art (See BFA).

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ART (BA)

This degree plan is for the student who wishes a major in art while retaining a large number of elective hours for a second major or the pursuit of other academic interests.

BA: ART DEGREE PLAN (ART)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible
     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................
     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelations ...................................................................................
     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................
     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................
     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3
3
3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3
3
Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................3
Science
     Choose from: biology, chemistry, environmental technology, geology,
          physics, NUTR 120 .........................................................................................

 

6

Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     HIST 118 Civilization II ........................................................................................
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, philosophy, 
          political science, psychology (also EDUC 221
          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

3

 

6

Foreign Language
     FLFR, FLGE, FLLA, FLSP 221, 222 ..........................................................................6
Fine Arts
     ART 101 Introduction to Art ..................................................................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Art
     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing ........................................................................................
     ART 112 Figure Drawing I ....................................................................................
     ART 213 Figure Drawing II ...................................................................................
     ART 331 Sculpture I ............................................................................................
     ART 341 Painting I ..............................................................................................
     Art selections (ART 200-499) ................................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
15
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................36
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Requirements
     ART 221 Art History: Survey I ..............................................................................
     ART 222 Art History: Survey II .............................................................................
     ART 323 Art History: 20th Century ........................................................................
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................9
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................18
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................
     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................
     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................
     Minimum total hours.............................................................................................
2.25
2.00
33
128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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GRAPHIC DESIGN/ADVERTISING (BA)
This concentration combines training in art with that of journalism and mass communication. It is designed for the student who desires to enter newspaper, magazine or other advertising design fields. Students wishing to pursue this program of study should consult with advisors in both art and journalism and mass communication departments. This degree plan is not recommended for those who wish to become professionals in the graphic design field.

BA: GRAPHIC DESIGN/ADVERTISING DEGREE PLAN (ARTC)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible
     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................
     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................
     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................
     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................
     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
English
     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................3
Science
     Choose from: biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology
          physics, NUTR 120 .........................................................................................

6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     HIST 118 Civilization II ........................................................................................
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, philosophy,
          political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology 
          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

3

 

3

Foreign Language
     FLFR, FLGE, FLLA, FLSP 221, 222 ...........................................................................6
Fine Arts
     ART 101 Introduction to Art ..................................................................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Art
     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing ........................................................................................
     ART 112 Figure Drawing I ....................................................................................
     ART 341 Painting I ..............................................................................................
     ART 351 Basic Visual Communication ....................................................................
     ART 352 Digital Graphic Techniques ......................................................................
     ART 353 Information Design I ..............................................................................
     ART 371 Jewelry/Metals I .....................................................................................
     ART 454 Information Design II .............................................................................
     ART 455 Persuasive Graphics ...............................................................................
     ART 456 Graphic Design Portfolio .........................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................36
Communication
     JMC 102 Creating Media Messages ........................................................................
     JMC 233 Introduction to Photography ....................................................................
     JMC 260 Video I or JMC 310 .................................................................................
     JMC 301 Principles of Integrated Marketing Communication ....................................
     JMC 342 Publication Design or JMC 451 .................................................................
     JMC 390 Creativity and Copywriting ......................................................................
     JMC 488 Communication Law ...............................................................................
     JMC 492 Integrated Marketing Campaigns .............................................................
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................24
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Requirements

     ART 221 Art History: Survey I ..............................................................................
     ART 222 Art History: Survey II .............................................................................

     ART 323 Art History: 20th Century ........................................................................

3
3
3
Minimum ...............................................................................................................9
ELECTIVES
     Covered by two-field requirements.
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................
     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................
     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................
     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................
2.25
2.00
33
134

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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ART FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION (BA)
The BA in art for all-level teacher certification requires a minimum of 134 hours.

BA: ART (ALL-LEVEL TEACHER CERTIFICATION) DEGREE PLAN (ARTT)

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UNIVERSITY CORE

Bible
     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................
     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................
     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................
     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................
     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
English
     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................
     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 231, 262 .........................................................
3
3
Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology
          physics, NUTR 120 .........................................................................................

6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE (ALL-LEVEL TEACHER CERTIFICATION)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................
     Literature: ENGL 222, 232, 263* ...........................................................................
3
3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     HIST 222 American History II ...............................................................................
     POLS 226 States and Federal System ....................................................................
     SOCI 442 Cultural Diversity .................................................................................
3
3
3
Foreign Language
     FLFR, FLGE, FLLA, FLSP 221, 222 ...........................................................................6
Fine Arts
     ART 101 Introduction to Art ...................................................................................3
TOTAL BA (ALL-LEVEL) CORE ................................................................................24

*The student must continue the sequence chosen for the University Core.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL-LEVEL TEACHING FIELD
Art
     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing ........................................................................................
     ART 112 Figure Drawing I ....................................................................................
     ART 315 Printmaking ...........................................................................................
     ART 331 Sculpture ..............................................................................................
     ART 341 Painting I ..............................................................................................
     ART 361 Ceramics I ............................................................................................
     ART 371 Jewelry/Metals I .....................................................................................
     ART 487 Art for Elementary Teachers ...................................................................
     ART 488 Art Education: Secondary .......................................................................
     ART selection ......................................................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................36
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Requirements
     ART 221 Art History: Survey I ..............................................................................
     ART 222 Art History: Survey II .............................................................................
     ART 323 Art History: 20th Century ........................................................................
     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................
     SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs ....................................................
3
3
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Education
     EDUC 211 Educational Foundation and Multicultural Perspectives .............................
     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology ........................................................................
     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................
     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................
Choose 6 hours from:
     EDUC 490 Student Teaching: Elementary ..............................................................
     EDUC 491 Student Teaching: Middle School ...........................................................
     EDUC 492 Student Teaching: High School ..............................................................
3
3
3
3

3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EDUC classes, a student must first be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

 

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a students must:

     1. Complete and submit an application for admission into the Teacher Education Program;

     2. Be enrolled in or have completed the first 45 semester hours of credit;

     3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);

     4. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C”;

     5. Pass all three sections of the Texas Higher Education assessment (THEA) test, with a score
         on the reading section of 260 or higher, a score on the math section of 230 or higher and a
         score on the writing section of 220 or higher;

     6. Be enrolled in or successfully complete (“C” or better) EDUC 211 Educational Foundations
         and Multicultural Perspectives (If admitted before completion of EDUC 211, admission will
         be contingent upon completing the course with a “C” or better. In the event that the
         student does not complete this course successfully, admission to the program will be
         suspended until this requirement is fulfilled.);

     7. Receive approval from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee.

         An interview with the committee may be required.

 

Any exemptions or modifications to the above requirements due to special circumstances must be requested through the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. All requests will be reviewed and must be approved by the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee. In addition, admission to teacher education is not the final step in the process. In order to remain in the program, the prospective teacher must continue to meet the GPA requirement (2.7). Approval to take Education Block classes (411/412 and 431/432) and to enroll in student teaching must be obtained from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee before enrolling in those classes.

ELECTIVES
     6 hours, 3 of which may be from deficiency or art selection.
     Minimum ............................................................................................................

6
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................
     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................
     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................
2.70
33
134

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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INTERIOR DESIGN (BS)
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER) accredited Bachelor of Science degree in interior design prepares students for careers in business, industry, retail, research or graduate study. The curriculum is designed for those interested in how technical and aesthetic aspects of interior design affect a diversity of populations in residential and non-residential environments. The curriculum prepares students with unique problem solving techniques to creatively plan and design environments that protect the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.

BS: INTERIOR DESIGN DEGREE PLAN (INTD)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible
     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................
     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................
     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................
     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................
     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
English
     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Choose from: biology, chemistry, environmental technology, geology,
          physics, NUTR 120 .........................................................................................

6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature or Literature or

           ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing ....................................................


3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history, 
          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area)......................................................................



9
Fine Arts
     ART 222 Art History: General Survey II ................................................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Design
     DSGN 141 Introduction to Interior Design ..............................................................
     DSGN 242 Interior Design II ................................................................................
     DSGN 243 Human Dimension and Interior Space ...................................................
     DSGN 245 Architectural Drafting ...........................................................................
     DSGN 248 Visual Presentation Graphics ................................................................
     DSGN 343 Interior Design III ...............................................................................
     DSGN 345 History of Architecture and Furnishings I ................................................
     DSGN 346 Interior Components ...........................................................................
     DSGN 347 History of Architecture and Furnishings II ..............................................
     DSGN 349 Building Systems .................................................................................
     DSGN 341 Architectural Design I ..........................................................................
     DSGN 442 Architectural Design II .........................................................................
     DSGN 447 Professional Principles and Practices for Design Professionals ..................
     DSGN 448 Advanced Design ................................................................................
     DSGN 495 Field Experience ..................................................................................
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................45
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Requirements
     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing ........................................................................................
3
3
3
Choose one track:

Art and Design Track Option

    ART/DSGN 100-400 level (of which one must be upper level; course prerequisites

          must be followed) ..........................................................................................

Business Track Option

     Business Courses 100-400 level (of which one must be upper level; course

          prerequisites should be followed)
          Suggestions: ACCT 210, 211; ECON 261; FIN 310, 416; MGMT 120, 330, 331, 373;

                        MKTG 340, 342, 343, 344 ..................................................................

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

12

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................21
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................6
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum grade in art and design courses ..............................................................
     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................
     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................
     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................
C
2.00
33
128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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PRE-ARCHITECTURE (AA)
The Associate of Arts degree is a 69-hour, two-year program of study designed for students that have an interest in architecture. Upon completion of this degree, students wishing to pursue a career in this discipline should expect to either complete their architectural training at another university or complete a bachelor’s at ACU in a related major with the expectation of some required leveling work prior to acceptance in a graduate level architecture program. The curriculum is designed for those interested in how technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts. The foundational curriculum prepares students with essential architectural design problem solving techniques and skills.

AA: PRE-ARCHITECTURE DEGREE PLAN (PRAR)

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GENERAL EDUCATION
Bible
     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................
     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................
3
3
English
     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................
     Literature ...........................................................................................................
3
3
Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
Social Science
     HIST 117 Civilization I orHIST 118 Civilization II ...................................................
     POLS 225 National Government orPOLS 226 States and Federal System ..................
3
3
Science
     Choose from: biology, chemistry, environmental technology, geology,
          physics, NUTR 120 .........................................................................................

3
Mathematics
     MATH 124 Precalculus II ......................................................................................3
Fine Arts
     ART 101 Introduction to Art ..................................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 1 activity .........................................................................................2
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION ................................................................................33
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Design
     DSGN 245 Architectural Drafting ...........................................................................
     DSGN 248 Visual Presentation Graphics ................................................................
     DSGN 341 Architectural Design I ..........................................................................
     DSGN 343 Interior Design III ...............................................................................
     DSGN 345 History of Architecture and Furnishings I ................................................
     DSGN 346 Interior Components ...........................................................................
     DSGN 347 History of Architecture and Furnishings II ..............................................
     DSGN 349 Building Systems .................................................................................
     DSGN 442 Architectural Design II .........................................................................

3
3
3
3
3
3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................27
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Requirements
     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing I .....................................................................................

3
3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................9
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................0
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum grade in art and design courses ..............................................................
     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................
     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

C

2.00

69

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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Minor in Art

MINOR: ART (ART)
Art Foundations
     ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design .........................................................................
     ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design ......................................................................
     ART 111 Basic Drawing ........................................................................................
     ART 112 Figure Drawing ......................................................................................

3

3

3

3

Art History
     ART 222 Art History: General Survey II ................................................................3
Advanced Art Selections from:
     ART 300-499 ......................................................................................................6
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................21


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