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First Semester = 16 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP ---CCS Experience or Transfer Experience 1
DFN --- Foundation Requirement 13
DFN ---Foundation Requirement 23
DFN ---Foundation Requirement 33
IAD 101Interdisciplinary Strategies3
DEN 101Composition 1

Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN ---Foundation Requirement 43
DFN --- Foundation Requirement 5 3
DFN ---Foundation Requirement 6 3
DEN 102Composition II3
D-- ---100 Level Studio Elective 3
Faculty Mentoring Required- Must complete Plan of Work Prior to Registration for 2nd Year

 

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
D-- ---100 Level Studio Elective3
D-- --- 100 Level Studio Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DAS 213Business Practices 3
DAH 200Western Art History / Visual Culture 3
D-- ---Elective3

Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
D-- ---200 Level Studio Elective3
D-- --- 200 Level Studio Elective3
D-- ---Elective3
DAH 201Non Western Art History / Visual Culture 3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
DEN 239World Literature
Faculty Mentoring Required- Must update Plan of Work Prior to Registration for 4th Year
Faculty Mentoring Required- Must update Plan of Work Prior to Registration for 4th Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
IAD 301Art as Narrative3
D-- --- 200/300 Level Studio Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
DNS ---Natural Science Elective3
D-- ---Elective3

Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
IAD 302Art as Propaganda3
IAD 303Interdisciplinary Research and Portfolio3
D-- ---200/300 Level Studio Elective 3
DAH/DVC200/300 Art Histry or Visual Culture Elective3
D-- ---Elective3

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
IAD 401Interdisciplinary Thesis I 3
D-- ---200/300 Level Studio Elective3
D-- ---300/400 Level Studio Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
DAH/DVC300/400 Art History or Visual Culture Elective 3

Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
IAD 402Interdisciplinary Thesis II 3
D-- ---300/400 Level Studio Elective3
D-- ---300/400 Level Studio Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE---General Education Elective 3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Total Credits Required: 127 
 Foundations (DFN) Studio= 18;  Major (IAD) Studio = 18;  Supporting Studio = 33  (Total 69 Studio Requirements)  
Composition & Literature= 9; Nat. Science=3; General Ed Elective=18; Bus Practices= 3; Art History/Visual Culture= 12   (Total 45 Liberal Arts Requirements)
*CCS First Year or Transfer Experience=1; General Electives= 12  (Total 13 additional credits)
First Year

Your core year of study begins with a sequence of foundational and beginning level studios including *Interdisciplinary Strategies. This first of 6 major studios introduces you to interdisciplinary practices and practitioners, prompting you to begin to define what it is they do, as well as how and why.

You will meet with your faculty mentor to discuss areas of interest and develop a forward-thinking individualized Plan of Work designed to map your direction in studio and liberal arts electives among a broad range of CCS’s current offerings.

Second Year

As a student of Interdisciplinary Art + Design, this is your year to explore! Take beginning and intermediate level studios from a vast array of elective options in Art or Design to diversify your skills and identify areas of interest for more in depth study. Working with your faculty mentor, you will begin to identify courses for future study.

You may also opt to declare a liberal arts minor such as Creative Entrepreneurship or Sustainability and Social Responsibility. With the flexibility of your curriculum, you can integrate multiple minors during your undergraduate career- further supplementing your professional goals.

 Check out the full range of CCS’s Studio and Liberal Arts Minors.

Third Year

With a breadth of studio experience under your belt, you will resume Interdisciplinary specific coursework in year three, completing; Art as Narrative, Art as Propaganda, and Interdisciplinary Research and Portfolio.

The first two courses will challenge you to solve art and design problems in both collaborative and individual modes through an interdisciplinary lens. You’ll incorporate historical, cultural and contemporary issues into a variety of media, in an environment that embraces play and experimentation.

Interdisciplinary Research and Portfolio will help you begin the process of building a professional portfolio for use in application to internship opportunities while preparing you for your thesis project with a focus on research, presentation, critique, and communication.

 *Eligible students who have completed a studio-based associate’s degree (or equivalent) may be placed into their third year of major studio, allowing for degree completion in as little as 2 years. See admissions for details.

Fourth Year

In your final year of Interdisciplinary Art + Design, you will complete higher-level studios in areas of your choice to help customize and diversify your portfolio. In addition, you will have 2 full semesters of Interdisciplinary Thesis. This self-led Major Studio will allow you the time, resources, and support to fully articulate your art and design portfolio and prepare for your senior exhibition and beyond.