Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Design
Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements CMPDSGNBS
Requirements
The major requires at least 44 credit hours (58 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
 Introductory Course. One (1) course:
 SOADA 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
SOADA 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Explores the fields of art, design, and merchandising within the contemporary landscape of creating and making. Identifies where these disciplines have mutually reinforcing values and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Provides a common experience for art, design and merchandising students.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Comprehensive Design Sequence.
 Creative Core: 3D Design. One (1) course:
 SOADA 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
SOADA 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Volume, space, material, and physical force studies provide the basis for exploration of threedimensional form; includes carving, construction, modeling, and casting using wood, plaster, Styrofoam, clay, etc.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAF 101 or SOADA 103.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Digital 3D Modeling. One (1) course:
 SOADC 180 Digital 3D Modeling for Comprehensive Design
SOADC 180 Digital 3D Modeling for Comprehensive Design
 Credits
 3–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Focuses on graphic communication and 3D modeling abilities. Provides foundation in presentation drawings and computeraided design (CAD) skills necessary for professional practice in the design sector. Utilizes Rhino, Revit, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Twinmotion.
 Introduction to Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
 SOADC 280 Introduction to Comprehensive Design
SOADC 280 Introduction to Comprehensive Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 103, SOADA 104, or consent of instructor
 Description
 Focuses on skill building across the spectrum of modalities: drawing, physical model building, and 3D modeling. Uses humancentered design strategies to explore how human perceptions and activities affect design decisions.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDC 280 or SOADC 280.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Management in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
 SOADC 281 Project Management for Comprehensive Design
SOADC 281 Project Management for Comprehensive Design
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 SOADC 280
 Description
 Covers key components of the management and execution of a creative project. Focuses on scope management, project time management, and communications.
 Issues in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
 SOADC 380 Topical Issues in Comprehensive Design
SOADC 380 Topical Issues in Comprehensive Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADC 280; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Focuses on the combination of empathy, creativity, and rationality needed to understand the context of a problem and develop solutions that fit the particular context.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 8 credit hours in AMIDC 380 and SOADC 380.
 Design Practice. One (1) course:
 SOADW 200 Design Practice
SOADW 200 Design Practice
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 103; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Gain a working understanding of methods for thinking about problems and solutions through a humancentered approach. Explore the entire design process, including problem scoping, defining, researching, modeling, prototyping, producing, and testing, resulting in viable humancentered, transparent, and imaginative solutions.
 Design Research, Methods, and Process. One (1) course:
 SOADW 250 Design Research, Methods, and Process
SOADW 250 Design Research, Methods, and Process
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADW 200; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Introduction to fundamental approaches to design research, methods for exploring design situations, and the generation and application of design insights processes. Create a series of visual/textual artifacts that will help analyze and generate design for key moments in humaninformation interaction.
 Design in Context and Culture. One (1) course:
 SOADW 300 Design in Context and Culture
SOADW 300 Design in Context and Culture
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADW 250; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Explore the relationships between design, context, and culture. Based on user research, create a series of cultural and contextbased artifacts that will help analyze and design strategies and specific experiences within a design.
 Design of Systems. One (1) course:
 SOADW 350 Design of Systems
SOADW 350 Design of Systems
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADW 300; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Explores "systems thinking" for designers. People are the center of the systems we create when we develop new designs. The digital and physical spaces that we design and inhabit are rapidly accelerating in complexity. This course introduces systemslevel approaches to design.
 Creative Core: 3D Design. One (1) course:
 Capstone.
 Design Capstone: Research, Development & Studio Project. One (1) course:
 SOADW 400 Design Capstone
SOADW 400 Design Capstone
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADW 350, SOADC 480, SOADC 481, or consent of instructor
 Description
 Capstone in the design studio sequence. Students will demonstrate a complete understanding of project production, development of an integrated design solution, and creation of an expressive and innovative solution that mediates existing conditions.
 Design Capstone: Research, Development & Studio Project. One (1) course:
 Concentration. One (1) of the following:
 Environmental Design (see requirements below).
 Object and Product Design (see requirements below).
 Addenda Requirements*.
 Mathematics. One (1) course:
 MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 MATHM 106
 MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 MATHM 211 Calculus I
 MATHM 213
 MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 MATHS 211
 MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (Approved topics: "FINITE & CONSUMER MATHEMATICS" (TPC 2); "FINITE MATH FOR SOCIAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES" (TPC 1); "FINITE MATH IN ACTION" (TPC 3))
 MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (Approved topics: "BRIEF CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES" (TPC 1))
MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 MATHD 116 or consent of the department
 Notes
 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 is a twocourse sequence
 Description
 Topics for the course are taken from MATHM 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 with a passing grade.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 MATHJ 112 with a grade of C or higher; or consent of department
 Notes
 For Groups students only. MATHJ 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
 Description
 A survey of calculus.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
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MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHM 211 Calculus I
 Credits
 4
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 027
 Description
 Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Hutton Honors College membership
 Notes
 R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATHM 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on nonbusiness topics and applications. The topic(s) will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHM 211, MATHS 211, or MATHV 119.
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
 Studio Art Courses.
 Drawing. One (1) course:
 SOADA 102 Creative Core: Drawing
SOADA 102 Creative Core: Drawing
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Development of visual awareness and coordination of perceptual and manual skills; seeing, representing, and inventing on an experimental, exploratory level in two dimensions. Includes placement, scale, volume, light, formal articulation, and investigation of graphic tools and media.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAF 100 or SOADA 102.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Studio Art Elective. One (1) course:
 SOADA 211 CrossDisciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
 SOADS 200 Drawing I
 SOADS 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
 SOADS 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
 SOADS 220 Fibers I
 SOADS 230 Painting I
 SOADS 240 Printmaking I
 SOADS 250 Graphic Design I
 SOADS 260 Ceramics I
 SOADS 270 Sculpture I
 SOADS 271 Figurative Sculpture I
 SOADS 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
 SOADS 290 Photography I
SOADA 211 CrossDisciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 A variable topic studio course that focuses on skill development and technical manipulation of materials within the specific traditions of a particular discipline. Emphasizes fundamental principles of art and design within a discipline. Designed around a variable topic such as image, time, narrative, space, materials, and markets.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum total of 12 credit hours in SOADA 111 and SOADA 211.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 200 Drawing I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Preliminary course for advancement in drawing, stressing basic visual awareness; seeing, representing, and technical command on a twodimensional surface. Problems in handling placement, scale, space, volume, light, and formal articulation.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 200 or SOADS 200.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to figure drawing, emphasizing life drawing. Focuses on visual interpretation of human figure through perceptual approaches to figuration, fundamental studies of anatomy, and representation of the body in space and in motion. Studio work investigates how ways of seeing and making intersect with history, culture, belief and identity.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Beginning class on digital media's role in the world of art production and reception. Class emphasizes learning to use digital media to produce original, creative art work. Students use Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Dreamweaver, and Autodesk Mudbox to create their own artworks. Topics include digital imaging, video art, interactive art, and 3D modeling.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAD 210 or SOADS 210.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 220 Fibers I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 An introduction to fiber and textilerelated techniques and concepts. This survey course investigates a variety of materials and processes including resist dyeing, printing, and felting, emphasizing the expressive potential of each of these techniques through demonstrations, handson projects, lectures, and critiques.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 220 or SOADS 220.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 230 Painting I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Preliminary course for advancement in painting. Investigates how different ways of seeing and making intersect with history, culture, belief, and identity. Explores technical and visual aspects of color and mark.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 230 or SOADS 230.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 240 Printmaking I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 An introduction to printmaking through a survey of basic print media: intaglio, lithography, relief and screen print. Emphasis on ways in which drawing, painting, digital and photography are utilized through printmaking processes is emphasized.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 240 or SOADS 240.
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SOADS 250 Graphic Design I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Drawing and perception in the history and practice of visual communication, including a basic introduction to the field and exercises with pencil, marker, computer, and other tools, to produce symbols, letter forms, and symbolletter combinations.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 250 or SOADS 250.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 260 Ceramics I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Knowledge and skill development in the use of basic ceramic tools, techniques, and processes sufficient to produce work from concept to finished object. Students practice threedimensional design and develop solutions to practical and aesthetic problems. The place of ceramics within the history of art, design, and culture is also discussed.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 260 or SOADS 260.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 270 Sculpture I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Foundation in basic technical and formal methods of traditional and contemporary sculpture. Use of tools and equipment for additive and subtractive techniques including wood construction, steel fabrication, clay modeling, plaster mold making and cold casting, and assemblage. Emphasis placed on technical execution, conceptualization, and creative problem solving.
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SOADS 271 Figurative Sculpture I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Figurative sculpture has been the traditional method of introducing students to form, space, and proportion in sculpture. Students work from the model with clay, creating sculpture from observation.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 271 or SOADS 271.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to creative expression through metalsmithing and jewelry design. Focuses on basic techniques while exploring the historical context and the social role of artistic expression in the metals discipline.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 280 or SOADS 280.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADS 290 Photography I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Basic practice of digital camera operation, exposure calculation, exposing, image file management, image optimization and digital printing. Guidance toward establishment of a personal photographic aesthetic. A digital SLR camera is required.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAS 291 or SOADS 290.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Drawing. One (1) course:
 Art History Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
 Any ARTHA 100–499
 Mathematics. One (1) course:
 Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
 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.
 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.
 Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
 Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
Notes
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
SOADC or SOADW
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 nonAddenda requirement through an approved exception
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
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.
The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:
 College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
 Upper Division Courses. At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
 College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
 College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.
 CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
 CASE Foundations
 CASE Breadth of Inquiry
 CASE Culture Studies
 CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
 CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the first semester of the second year of collegelevel coursework
 CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
 CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
 CASE Sustainability Literacy: 1 course
 Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.
Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.