College of Fine and Applied Arts

Art & Design – Majors

Art Education
Art & Art History
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Studio Art

Students apply to one of the following majors in the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA): Art Education, Art & Art History, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Photography, Studio Art (BA) or Studio Art (BFA). Studio Art concentrations (General studio art, new media, painting, printmaking, and sculpture) are declared March 1 in the first year of study.  Undecided majors apply to Art Undeclared.  Art Undeclared students will declare their Art & Design major March 1 of their first year of study.   First-year coursework for all students will include courses in drawing, 2D, 3D, and 4D practices.

  • Policies and Procedures for Intercollegiate Transfer
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00 (2.50 for Art Education)
  • Students should apply preferably no later than the sophomore year.
  • Students will need four years to complete degree requirements after transfer, unless they’ve completed 1 course in each of the following categories.
    • Drawing: ARTF 102 (Observational Drawing), ARTF 104 (Expressive Drawing), ARTF 106 (Visualization Drawing)
    • 2D: ARTD 151 (Intro to Graphic Design), ARTS 251 (Beginning Painting), ARTD 160 (The Image World), ARTS 205 (Intro to Printmaking)
    • 3D: ARTD 101 (Intro to Industrial Design), ARTS 201 (Crafts Design), ARTS 280 (Beginning Sculpture)
    • 4D: ARTS 241 (Image Practice), ARTS 243 (Time Arts I), ARTS 244 (Interaction I)

Application Periods:

Applications are due by November 1 for Spring admission.  Applications are due by March 1 for Fall admission.  Portfolios will be required for admission.  Detailed information on portfolio requirements, submission dates, and the submission process is available at:

Important Links:

Department website


The School of Art and Design will contact the student after admission to notify them of their advisor’s name. The student will be responsible for setting up the initial appointment.