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Visualist Design and Interactive Media

This unique program has placed many of its graduates in high-end design positions in the region. It focuses on design as process and critical thinking to give form to content. The Visualist concentration treats the computer as a design environment where students learn to convert their traditional design and color skills to the digital realm. Three high-end computer labs are equipped with the latest software and tools.

This concentration has three possible tracks. Developing an exciting portfolio for career interviews is a major focus.

  • The design track concentrates on two-dimensional design and image manipulation as it applies to the graphic design industry.
  • The 3D design track concentrates on 3D animation art as it is used for film and video.
  • The interactive media track concentrates on interactive development for screen based media.

Degree Requirements

Requirement Hours
General Education Program 34
Art Core Requirements 30
Visualist Core Requirements 15
Visualist Electives 9
Visualist Specialization 21
Art Studio Electives 9
General Electives 6
Total Hours Required 124

Visualist Core (15 Hours - All Courses)

ARTS 2613 Typography 3
ARTS 3611 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTS 3612 Digital Illustration 1 3
ARTS 3631 Visualist Studio 1 3
ARTS 3632 Visualist Studio 2 3

Design Track

(9 Hours - All Courses)

ARTS 3613 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTS 4631 Visualist Studio 3 3
ARTS 4632 Visualist Studio 4 3

Design Electives (12 Hours - 4 Courses)

ARTS 2221 Life Drawing 1 3
ARTS 2211 Drawing 1 3
ARTS 2311 Painting 1 3
ARTS 2511 Photography 1 3
ARTS 2512 Photography 2 3
ARTS 2522 Photography Studio 1 3
ARTS 2711 Illustration 1 3
ARTS 2712 Illustration 2 3
ARTS 4613 Digital Publishing 2 3

Visualist Electives for Design (9 Hours - 3 Courses)

ARTS 4613 Digital Publishing 2 3
ARTS 4611 Digital Imaging 2 3
ARTS 4612 Digital Illustration 2 3
ARTS 3621 Digital Paint 3
ARTS 4621 Digital Paint 2 3
ARTS 3622 Digital Video 3
ARTS 4622 Digital Video 2 3
ARTS 3641 Interactive Foundations 3
ARTG 3601 Digital 3D Foundations 3

Animation Track

(9 Hours - All Courses)

ARTG 3601 Digital 3D Foundations 3
ARTG 3611 Inorganic Studio 1 3
ARTG 3612 Organic Studio 1 3

Animation Electives (12 Hours - 4 Courses)

ARTG 3613 Digital Dynamics and 3D Properties 1 3
ARTG 4611 Inorganic Studio 2 3
ARTG 4612 Organic Studio 2 3
ARTG 4613 Digital Dynamics and 3D Properties 2 3
ARTG 4621 Animation Studio 1 3
ARTG 4622 Animation Studio 2 3
ARTG 4631 Scripting for 3D Animation 3

Visualist Electives for Animation (9 Hours - 3 Courses)

ARTS 3613 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTS 4613 Digital Publishing 2 3
ARTS 4611 Digital Imaging 2 3
ARTS 4612 Digital Illustration 2 3
ARTS 3621 Digital Paint 3
ARTS 4621 Digital Paint 2 3
ARTS 3622 Digital Video 3
ARTS 4622 Digital Video 2 3
ARTS 3641 Interactive Foundations 3

Interactive Media Track

(21 Hours - All Courses)

BUIS 1500 Client-Side Web Publishing 3
ARTS 3641 Interactive Foundations 3
BUIS 2350 Javascript Programming 3
BUIS 3100 Database Systems 3
BUIS 3500 Server-Side Web Publishing 3
ARTS 4641 Interactive Media 1 3
ARTS 4642 Interactive Media 2 3

Visualist Electives for Interactive (9 Hours - 3 Courses)

ARTS 3613 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTS 4611 Digital Imaging 2 3
ARTS 4612 Digital Illustration 2 3
ARTS 3622 Digital Video 3
BUIS 2500 Web Software Tools 3
BUIS 4500 E-Commerce 3
BUMK 2100 Marketing Foundations 3

Get Started

This degree is coordinated by Professor Matt Cram. For information, contact mcram@shawnee.edu.

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