Majors, minors + certificates

Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Design (CMPDSGNBS)Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

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.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 41 credit hours (53 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Pathways. One (1) course:
  2. Forums of Exchange.
    1. Intermediate Forum. One (1) course:
    2. Advanced Forum. One (1) course:
  3. Comprehensive Design Sequence.
    1. Creative Core: 3D Design. One (1) course:
    2. Introduction to Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
    3. Issues in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
    4. Issues in Collaborative Design. One (1) course:
    5. Special Problems in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
    6. Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design. One (1) course:
    7. Design Practice. One (1) course:
    8. Design Research, Methods, and Process. One (1) course:
    9. Design in Context and Culture. One (1) course:
    10. Design of Systems. One (1) course:
  4. Capstone.
    1. Design Capstone: Research & Development. One (1) course:
    2. Design Capstone: Studio Project. One (1) course:
  5. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Studio Art Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
    2. Art History Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

Notes

  • * Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Major GPA or Major Hours.

Bachelor of Science requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. 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 IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the first semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.