Junior Status

Students are required to complete all 15-18 credits of Foundation courses and 15 credits of 100/200 level Liberal Arts courses before they can begin their junior-level departmental studio courses.

Each department decides which departmental courses students must complete before progressing to junior-level department courses. Students who are placed into ELS 107 are not subject to the same Junior Status Policy requirements.

Students who fail to complete Junior Status requirements by the end of their sophomore year will receive a “Junior Status hold” and may need registration approval.

Foundation courses required

For Advertising, Communication Design, Photography, Film, and Interior Design MajorsFor Art Practice, Craft & Material Studies, and Fashion Design* MajorsFor Entertainment Arts (Concept, Game, Animation), Illustration, Product Design, Transportation Design
DFN 135 Image Concepts IDFN 103 Drawing I: Materials & MethodsDFN 101 Drawing I: Rapid Concept
DFN 136 Image Concepts IIDFN 104 Drawing II: Drawing as a PracticeDFN 112 Drawing II: Style & Skill
DFN 137 2D & 3D Integrated Design StudioDFN 116 3D Techniques* (Fashion does not require DFN 116 due to the nature of its program.)DFN 117 2D Design Principles
DFN 138 4D Design StudioDFN 120 Design Color & ContextDFN 118 3D Design Form & Space
DFN 139 Color & Light StudiesDFN 121 3D Design Material ManifestationDFN 119 Digital Techniques
DFN 142 Performance SpacesDFN 119 Digital TechniquesDFN 132 Process & Making

Liberal Arts courses required

  • DEN 101, Composition I
  • DEN 102, Composition II
  • DEN 239, Survey of World Literature (catalog year, 2021 or earlier)
    DAH —, History of Major (i.e. History of Advertising, Photography etc.) (catalog year, 2022 or later)
  • DAH 200, Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery
  • DAH 201, Visual Narration: Asia or Africa/America

January 4, 2017

February 28, 2023

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