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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Design

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements CMPDSGNBS

The Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Design is a studio-based, interdisciplinary program culminating in a capstone project constructed at the intersection of the many disciplines offered through the School of Art, Architecture + Design. This broadly based curriculum combines a liberal arts education as delivered by the IU College of Arts and Sciences with an innovative program in art and design. Its emphasis on interdisciplinary training and collaboration will benefit design professionals of the future by providing them with design thinking skills necessary to meet the challenges of a burgeoning "culture of making" essential to the nation's economic future. Upon completion of this major, Comprehensive Design students will be well placed to enter a professional degree, such as the Master of Architecture (M. Arch.), graduate study in in industrial design or furniture design, or to join the workforce in a variety of design professions.

Requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours (57 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
  2. Comprehensive Design Sequence.
    1. Creative Core: 3D Design. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
    2. Digital 3D Modeling. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-C 180 Digital 3D Modeling for Comprehensive Design
    3. Introduction to Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-C 280 Introduction to Comprehensive Design
    4. Management in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-C 281 Project Management for Comprehensive Design
    5. Issues in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-C 380 Topical Issues in Comprehensive Design
    6. Design Practice. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-W 200 Design Practice
    7. Design Research, Methods, and Process. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-W 250 Design Research, Methods, and Process
    8. Design in Context and Culture. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-W 300 Design in Context and Culture
    9. Design of Systems. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-W 350 Design of Systems
  3. Capstone.
    1. Design Capstone: Research, Development & Studio Project. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-W 400 Design Capstone
  4. Focal Area. One (1) of the following Focal Areas:
    • Environmental Design Focal Area.
      1. Collaborative Design. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-C 381 Topical Issues in Collaborative Design (approved topic: "Environmental Design")
      2. Problems in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-C 480 Special Problems in Comprehensive Design (approved topic: "Environmental Design")
      3. Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-C 481 Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design (approved topic: "Environmental Design")
      4. Elective. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-D 264 Digital Architectural Drawing
        • SOAD-D 303 Green Building Concepts and Technologies
        • SOAD-D 323 Design History III
        • SOAD-D 360 Building Detailing and Systems
        • SOAD-D 394 Advanced Digital Architectural Drawing
    • Object and Product Design Focal Area.
      1. Collaborative Design. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-C 381 Topical Issues in Collaborative Design (approved topic: "Product/Furniture Design")
      2. Problems in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-C 480 Special Problems in Comprehensive Design (approved topic: "Product/Furniture Design")
      3. Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-C 481 Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design (approved topic: "Product/Furniture Design")
      4. Elective. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-D 323 Design History III
        • SOAD-D 394 Advanced Digital Architectural Drawing
        • SOAD-S 320 Fibers II
        • SOAD-S 360 Ceramics II
        • SOAD-S 370 Sculpture II
        • SOAD-S 380 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design II
  5. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Mathematics. One (1) course:
      • MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
      • MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
      • MATH-M 106 The Mathematics of Decision and Beauty
      • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
      • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
      • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
      • MATH-M 213
      • MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
      • MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I
      • MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (approved topic: "Finite Math in Action; Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences; Finite and Consumer Mathematics")
      • MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (approved topic: "Applied Brief Calculus I for the Life Sciences")
    2. Studio Art Courses.
      1. Drawing. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-A 102 Creative Core: Drawing
      2. Studio Art Elective. One (1) course:
        • SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
        • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
        • SOAD-S 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
        • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
        • SOAD-S 220 Fibers I
        • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
        • SOAD-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
        • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
        • SOAD-S 260 Ceramics I
        • SOAD-S 270 Sculpture I
        • SOAD-S 271 Introduction to Figurative Sculpture
        • SOAD-S 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
        • SOAD-S 290 Fundamentals of Photography
    3. Art History Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
      • ARTH-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art
      • ARTH-A 150 African, New World, and Oceanic Art
      • ARTH-A 155 Introduction to African Art
      • ARTH-A 156 Introduction to Art of the African Diaspora
      • ARTH-A 160 Introduction to East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 200 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 201 Art and Culture of Southern Italy
      • ARTH-A 203 Machine Age Modern: European Modernism, 1848-1939
      • ARTH-A 204 Buddha and Beyond: Keywords for the Study of East Asian Buddhist Art
      • ARTH-A 205 Baroque Art in Europe: From Caravaggio to Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 206 Classical Art and Archaeology
      • ARTH-A 207 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Its Discontents, 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 210 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 214 Art and Life in Ancient Rome
      • ARTH-A 220 American Arts/American Identities, 1776-1945
      • ARTH-A 224 The Gothic Cathedral
      • ARTH-A 226 Envisioning the Sacred: Survey of Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 231 The Age of Giants: Art in the Time of Leonardo and Michelangelo
      • ARTH-A 233 Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy 1250-1700
      • ARTH-A 234 Renaissance Florence
      • ARTH-A 240 Rococo, Revolution, Romance
      • ARTH-A 243 History of Photography: An Introduction
      • ARTH-A 245 Jewish Art
      • ARTH-A 255 Topics in African Art History
      • ARTH-A 260 1968 and Its Material Legacies
      • ARTH-A 261 Art and Culture of China
      • ARTH-A 262 Introduction to Japanese Art and Culture
      • ARTH-A 276 Eye of the Beholder: Art and Perception
      • ARTH-A 280 The Art of the Comic Strip
      • ARTH-A 281 Introduction to Islamic Art and Visual Culture
      • ARTH-A 282 The Art of the Comic Book
      • ARTH-A 290 How Architecture Works: The University as Machine
      • ARTH-A 300 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 303 The Art and Ideas of Eighteenth-Century Europe and America
      • ARTH-A 304 Made in Barcelona: From Gaudi to Dali and Everything in Between
      • ARTH-A 310 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 311 Art of the Classical Age of Greece
      • ARTH-A 312 Art of the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 313 Greek Pottery and Painting
      • ARTH-A 314 History of Greek Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 315 The Body in Classical Art
      • ARTH-A 316 Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus
      • ARTH-A 321 Romans and Barbarians: Early Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Art
      • ARTH-A 323 Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages: Form, Function, and Audience
      • ARTH-A 326 The Golden Age of Justinian: Art in the Sixth Century Mediterranean
      • ARTH-A 327 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 329 Topics in Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 330 Art of Renaissance and Baroque
      • ARTH-A 331 Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Art in Italy
      • ARTH-A 332 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Art in Southern Europe
      • ARTH-A 333 From Van Eyck to Vermeer
      • ARTH-A 335 Baroque Art in Italy, 1580-1700
      • ARTH-A 336 The Graphic Novel
      • ARTH-A 337 Age of Rubens and Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 340 Topics in Modern Art
      • ARTH-A 341 Nineteenth-Century European Art
      • ARTH-A 342 Twentieth-Century Art
      • ARTH-A 345 American Art to 1913
      • ARTH-A 347 Picasso
      • ARTH-A 348 American Architecture
      • ARTH-A 349 Dada and Surrealism
      • ARTH-A 350 Topics in African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian American Art
      • ARTH-A 351 Art of the South Pacific
      • ARTH-A 352 Art of Eastern and Southern Africa
      • ARTH-A 353 Art in America: 1945 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 354 Contemporary Art: 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 355 Art, Craft, and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • ARTH-A 356 Art of Central Africa
      • ARTH-A 358 Women Artists
      • ARTH-A 360 Topics in East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 361 Japanese Woodblock Prints
      • ARTH-A 372 History of Portraiture
      • ARTH-A 375 Topics in Art Theory
      • ARTH-A 390 Museum Studies I: Methods, History, Issues
      • ARTH-A 391 Museum Studies II: Museum Exhibitions
      • ARTH-A 393 Museums: The Display of Culture
      • ARTH-A 396 Foreign Study in History of Art
      • ARTH-A 400 Senior Seminar
      • ARTH-A 404 Imaging Race: Photography and the Archive
      • ARTH-A 409 Hellenistic and Roman Portraits
      • ARTH-A 410 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 411 Art and Archaeology of Anatolia
      • ARTH-A 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
      • ARTH-A 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece
      • ARTH-A 414 Art & Archaeology of the Roman World
      • ARTH-A 415 Roman Painting
      • ARTH-A 416 Greek Architecture
      • ARTH-A 417 Roman Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 418 Roman Architecture
      • ARTH-A 421 Pagans and Christians: Christian Art in the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 423 Romanesque Art
      • ARTH-A 425 Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium
      • ARTH-A 426 The Medieval City
      • ARTH-A 428 Comics and the Art World
      • ARTH-A 432 Italian Art of the Sixteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 434 Visual Culture of the Interwar Years
      • ARTH-A 435 Beyond Kitsch and Colonialism: Islamic Art in the Nineteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 436 Italian Art of the Fifteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 437 Playing with Pictures in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
      • ARTH-A 439 The Art Historian as Sherlock Holmes: Objects and Materiality in the Digital Age
      • ARTH-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Painting I
      • ARTH-A 441 Nineteenth-Century Painting II
      • ARTH-A 442 Twentieth-Century Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 443 History of Twentieth-Century Photography
      • ARTH-A 445 American Art to 1865
      • ARTH-A 446 American Art, 1865-1945
      • ARTH-A 447 Modernism and Anti-Modernism in American Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 449 Twentieth-Century Art, 1925-Present
      • ARTH-A 450 History of Photography
      • ARTH-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America
      • ARTH-A 453 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa I: Arts of Africa's Western Sudan
      • ARTH-A 454 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa II: Arts of the West African Coast
      • ARTH-A 455 Modern Architecture and Design
      • ARTH-A 456 The Arabesque from Kant to Comics
      • ARTH-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
      • ARTH-A 459 The Painted Image in the Islamic World
      • ARTH-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China
      • ARTH-A 465 Later Chinese Art
      • ARTH-A 466 Early Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 467 Later Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 469 Installation Art
      • ARTH-A 476 Print and the Origins of the Modern Medium
      • ARTH-A 480 Russian Art
      • ARTH-A 481 The Worlds of Art History: Academic, Museum, Commercial
      • ARTH-A 482 Sixteenth-Century Visual Culture in Northern Europe
      • ARTH-A 483 Visual and Material Cultures of Play
      • ARTH-A 484 Experience/Experiment: Modern and Contemporary Intersections of Art and Science
      • ARTH-A 486 Spanish Art of the Golden Age
      • ARTH-A 487 Caribbean and Latin American Art: Empire, Identity, and Society
      • ARTH-A 489 Topics in Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 490 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 499 Senior Honors Thesis
  6. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the SOAD-C or SOAD-W subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.