College of Arts and Sciences

School of the Arts

Fine Arts
Interdepartmental Major: CIS and Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Computer-based Graphic Arts

Computer-based graphic artists are sought-after in the job market. The students who graduate with this degree will have a strong background in artistic (fine arts) and computer (CIS) skills. Computer-based graphic arts are widely used tools in business, industry, and the arts.

The student will have two official advisors—one in the Department of Fine Arts and one in Computer Information Systems—who will help plan the course of study in detail and with frequent consultations.

Requirements in Department of Fine Arts Va (25 cr.)
  • Select one of the following:
    • FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio-Drawing (3 cr.)
    •  FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio-2D (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 250 Introduction to Design Practice (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 351 Typography (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 352 Production for Graphic Design (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 353 Graphic Design IV (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 413 Typography (2 cr.)
  • FINA-S 414 Layout and Design (2 cr.)
  • FINA-S 415 Package Design (2 cr.)
  • FINA-S 451 Graphic Design Problem Solving (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 497 Capstone - Independent Study in Fine Arts (1-3 cr.)
Requirements in Department of Fine Arts Vb (8 cr.)
  • 3 credit hours in the FINA-A100 series (history of art)
  • 3 credit hours of 300 or 400 level art history
  • FINA-A435 CAPSTONE Art Theory (2 cr.)
Requirements in Computer Information Systems (18 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 251 Introduction to Digital Imaging Application (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 348 Mastering the World Wide Web (3 cr.)
  • INFO-N 248 Design Principles in Web Design (3 cr.)
  • INFO-N 215 Online Document Development (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following:
    • CSCI-A 340 An Introduction to Web Programming (3 cr.)
    • or INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology (3 cr.)
    • or  INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics (3 cr.)
    • or CSCI-C 390 Individual Programming Lab (3 cr.)

Total (51 cr.)

In addition to the preceding courses the students are responsible for fulfilling the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

There is a Bachelor of Science version of this inter­departmental degree. See the Fine Arts Department section for details. schools/coas/departments/computer/major-cis-arts

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