Design Arts

https://www.uwgb.edu/design/

(Bachelor of Arts)

The Design Arts major is the study of the theory and practice of contemporary graphic design and environmental design. The graphic design curriculum includes a series of core courses in the history, applications, and influences of print, video, and interactive communications, while the environmental design area includes options for study in urban design and planning. The program emphasizes the design process as a creative decision-making tool. Students learn to develop and apply problem-solving methods and use design software and hardware along with traditional image-making and modeling techniques, to develop effective design solutions. 

This major provides a contemporary liberal arts education and an array of skills for a range of careers and advanced study, including graphic design, advertising and marketing, publications management, art direction, creative direction, and multi-media and website design, among others. The environmental design focus provides opportunities in urban planning, graduate studies in architecture and environmental graphic design. The program has a practicum and internship component through which students can gain professional experience and portfolio development.

Students have access to a technology studio that features design and imaging software and hardware standard to the design profession. A general-access computer laboratory also supports the Design Arts program. Students have access to industry standard digital design software for producing illustrations, publication design as well as traditional model-building facilities.

Students may study abroad or at other campuses in the United States through UW-Green Bay’s participation in international exchange programs and National Student Exchange. Travel courses are another option for obtaining academic credits and completing requirements. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (920) 465-2190 or see http://www.uwgb.edu/international/.

Major

Supporting Courses:24
Introductory Drawing
Three Dimensional Design
Two-Dimensional Design
Introduction to Design and Culture
Graphic Design Studio I
Environmental Design Studio I
Research and Rhetoric
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Printmaking
Environmental Design Studio I
History and Theory (choose 9 credits)9
Art History
Modern Art
Modern American Culture
History of Photography
Theory
Introduction to Urban Studies
Fundamentals of Public Address
Elements of Media
Introduction to Computing & Internet Technologies
UL Design Studio (choose 15 credits)15
Graphic Design Studio II
Graphic Design Studio III
Advanced Studio
Design Arts Publication Workshop
Environmental Design Studio II
Environmental Design Studio III
Electives (choose 6 credits)6
any 300-level Art or Design course
any 400-level Art or Design course
Internship
Sheepshead Review Practicum
Total Credits54

Minor

Supporting Courses9
Two-Dimensional Design
Introduction to Design and Culture
Graphic Design Studio I
Upper Level Courses15
Choose 15 credits
Graphic Design Studio II
Graphic Design Studio III
Advanced Studio
Design Arts Publication Workshop
Environmental Design Studio I
Environmental Design Studio II
Environmental Design Studio III
Internship
Total Credits24

Curriculum Guide

The following is a curriculum guide for a four-year Design degree program with an optional Communications Minor and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a Design program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

An example: Four year plan for Design Arts Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ART 105 Introductory Drawing 3
ART 107 Two-Dimensional Design 3
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ART 106 Three Dimensional Design 3
ART 210
Introduction to Painting
or Introduction to Photography
or Introduction to Printmaking
3
DESIGN 131 Introduction to Design and Culture 3
HUM STUD 160 Introduction to Language 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
DESIGN 3XX/4XX Core I 3
History/Theory (requirement) 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
DESIGN 3XX/4XX Core II 3
Design Arts Upper Level Elective 3
Design Arts Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
DESIGN 3XX/4XX Core III 3
History/Theory Requirement 3
Design Arts Upper Level Elective (requirement) 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
Design Arts Upper Level Elective (requirement) 3
History/Theory Requirement 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
Design Arts Applied Course 3
Design Arts/Applied Elective 3
Design Arts/Applied Elective 3
Design Arts/Applied Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Design Arts/Applied Elective 3
Design Arts/Applied Elective 3
Design Arts/Applied Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

Faculty 

Toni L Damkoehler; Professor; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Berel Lutsky; Professor; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jeffrey A Benzow; Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, chair

Addie M Sorbo; Senior Lecturer; B.A., University of Wisconsin - Green Bay