The AB in Interdisciplinary Art and Design program (formerly the AB in Studio Art) exposed to a variety of media and techniques across the studio art disciplines, yet have the flexibility to build a more interdisciplinary degree program with more elective coursework outside of Art. Students pursuing the AB will understand the non-verbal language of art and design in terms of artistic principles and application, will be able to organize visual elements both rationally and intuitively according to understood artistic principles, and will become familiar with the major achievements in the history of art and visual culture. The program requires 27 hours in studio art beyond the Studio Art Core coursework (Area VI of the core curriculum) that must be completed by all students wishing to pursue the AB in Studio Art.
Thus, the AB in Studio Art major requires a total of 42 hours of studio art and design courses. In addition to ARHI 2400, Art History II: Baroque to Modern, students must take six (6) hours of art history coursework. Required electives include a literature course and a foreign language through level three. The AB program in Studio Art is intended for students who want more flexibility in building an interdisciplinary degree program with increased choice in their academic and elective courses over a wider range of disciplines and offerings than is afforded by the BFA programs in Art and Design.
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.