Fall 2011 Schedule

University Wisconsin — Stout

Department of Art and Design

Our Mission

The Mission of the Department of Art and Design of the University of Wisconsin – Stout is to educate professional artists and designers through theory, history and practice; to develop articulate practitioners and art advocates; to maintain curriculum, programs and technologies relevant to current directions in teaching, research and society; to promote diversity; to enrich the learning environment and community through art and design.

BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts

Art and design are creative endeavors that communicate to the viewer in myriad ways. Both often mirror the culture that created them, and thus the forms of these expressions may be able to transcend the context of their making to describe or explain an entire world outside of our own experience

The artist and the designer often share the ability to visually articulate cultural values, ideals for social change, and individual conceptions of what it means to be human. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UW-Stout prepares graduates for careers as professional artists and designers.

The curriculum is based on foundation courses in general education and the visual arts, including mathematics, social sciences, humanities (including art history), drawing and design. Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program may opt to pursue advanced studies in the studio arts emphases of ceramics, drawing, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture; or a concentration in graphic design, industrial design, interior design, or multimedia design. Regardless of emphasis or concentration, students in the program engage in a curriculum which is grounded in the fine arts, which values the critical and perceptual dynamics of art-making, the relevance of art history to contemporary art and design, and the analytical principles of aesthetics.

DES Course Descriptions

DES-386 Publication Design (3 cr.)

Fall and Spring
Graphic design principles as applied to the combination and coordination of art and typography with text.

Prerequisites: take DES-360.

DES-310 Graphic Design I (3 cr.)

Fall and Spring
Study and creation of visual images used to inform and/or persuade specific audiences.

Prerequisites: take ART-101 DES-210 or DES-330.

DES-360 Graphic Design II (3 cr.)

Fall and Spring

Application of social, business and ethical factors affecting visual communication, while increasing sensitivity and experience in graphic design.

Prerequisites: choose 1 option: take DES-310 and DES-220 or take DES-310 and DES-330.


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