The WOU Art Department is moving towards a more flexible degree plan with the new Art & Design Major. This allows for students to personalize their degree track towards their interests with guidance from their faculty advisor.

Foundation Courses (16 cr.)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D (4)
A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D (4)
A 120 Foundations of Digital Art & Design (4)
A 130 Beginning Drawing (4)

Art HIstory Courses (12 cr.)

A 204 Art History: Prehistoric through Late Antiquity (4)
A 205 Art History: Middle Ages through Renaissance (4)
A 206 Art History: Baroque through Contemporary (4)

200 level Introductory Courses (16 cr.)

Plan with your advisor.

Minimum 16 credits of 200 level Art & Design courses. Take pre-requisites required for upper division coursework.

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some choices include


A 220 Introduction to Typography (4)
A 230 Introduction to Life Drawing (4)
A 250 Introduction to Ceramics (4)
A 262 Digital Images & Photography I (4)
A 270 Introduction to Printmaking (4)
A 280 Introduction to Painting (4)
A 290 Introduction to Sculpture (4)

Upper-division courses (36 cr.)

Plan with your advisor.

Minimum 36 credits of 300 and or 400 level Art & Design courses, may include 300 and/or 400 level Art History.

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Many of these classes are offered every term or every year. Some are offered less often. See the tentative schedule for what courses are being offered this year.

some choices include


A 304 History of Modern Art, 1789-1914 (4)
A 305 History of Modern Art, 1914-1965 (4)
A 306 History of Modern Art, 1966-Present (4)
A 308W History of Graphic Design (4)
A 315 Intermediate Design: Two-Dimensional (4)
A 316 Intermediate Design: Three-Dimensional (4)
A 318 Production: Gallery Exhibition (1-4)
A 320 Graphic Design: Process & Theory (4)
A 321 Graphic Design: Form and Communication (4)
A 322 Graphic Design: Contemporary Issues (4)
A 323 Interactive Media: Web Structure and Communication (4)
A 324 Interactive Media: Applied (4)
A 326 Video & Animation 1 (4)
A 329 Print Design: Systems & Techniques (4)
A 330 Intermediate Drawing (4)

A X50 Ceramics Studio (4) (repeatable)
A X70 Printmaking Studio (4) (repeatable)
A X80 Painting Studio (4) (repeatable)
A X90 Sculpture Studio (4) (repeatable)

A 399 Special Studies (1-5)
A 404 Art History: Non-Western Art (4)
A 405 Art History: Gender in Art (4)
A 406W Art History: Special Topics (4)
A 410 Seminar (1-3)
A 411 Workshop (1-3)
A 412 Practicum (1-6)
A 413 International Studio Art Study (1-6)
A 421 Print Design: Structural and Expressive (4)
A 422 Print Design: Presentation and Contemporary Issues (4)
A 425 Interactive Media: Contemporary Issues (4)
A 429 Portfolio & Professional Preparation (4)
A 430 Advanced Drawing (4)
A 445 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Visual Communication Design (6)
A 455 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Ceramics (6)
A 462 Digital Images & Photography 2 (4)
A 468 Art & Technology Workshop (4)
A 475 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Printmaking (6)
A 485 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Painting (6)
A 490 Advanced Sculpture (4)
A 491 Advanced Sculpture (4)
A 495 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Sculpture (6)
A 499 Special Individual Studies (1-5)

Capstone Course (4 cr.)

Choose either:

A 419 Professional Concerns (for art emphasis) (4)
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A 429 Portfolio and Professional Preparation (for design emphasis) (4)