INDUSTRIAL DESIGN MAJORS: FIRST YEAR

If you are an entering first-year student majoring in Industrial Design (BS degree), your first semester at JMU you are expected to register for a total of 15 credits (5 classes, usually 3 credits each).

The following is a recommended course sequence, with ART 102, ART 104, ART 106, and ART 108 required to move on to upper level Design classes.  All General Education-Cluster 1 Classes are required for completion by the end of the first year, http://www.jmu.edu/gened/about/GeneralEducationPlannerFINAL.pdf).

NOTE: All  first-year majors in the School of Art, Design and Art History are eligible to add Art Education Licensure to their degree.

SEMESTER ONE - FALL SEMESTER

ART 102. Two-Dimensional Design. 3 credits

ART 104. Drawing I. 3 credits

ARTH 252e.  Global Arts.
This class is for Freshman Art, Art History, Architectural Design, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design majors only. An introduction to the art and architecture of global cultures c. 3000 BCE-1400 CE. Satisfies the major requirement of ARTH 205 for first-year students in the School of Art, Design and Art History/SADAH.

WRTC 103. Writing. 3 credits
*General Education-Cluster 1: Writing. To be taken in Fall, if you are able to register for the class; otherwise to be taken in Spring of your first year. Must be completed by end of the first      year.

1 Course in General Education-Cluster 1: Critical Thinking. 3 credits.
A course in this category must be completed by the end of the first year.

or 

1 Course in General Education-Cluster 1: Human Communication. 3 credits.
A course in this category must be completed by the end of the first year.

*For your remaining 3-6 credits in this Fall term, you may consider taking further courses in General Education, Clusters 2-5. Please note: if you may be considering study abroad for future semesters, Cluster 2 courses are commonly offered on JMU OIP programs including in Florence, London, and Paris.

SEMESTER TWO - SPRING SEMESTER

In your second semester you are expected to register for a total of 15 credits (5 classes usually 3 credits each):

ART 106. Three-Dimensional Design. 3 credits

ART 108 Drawing II. 3 credits

ARTH 206. Survey of World Art. Renaissance to Modern. 3 credits
Major class, and fulfills General Education-Cluster 2 requirement.

WRTC 103. Writing. 3 credits
*In General Education-Cluster 1. If not taken in the Fall.

1 Course in General Education-Cluster 1: Critical Thinking. 3 credits.
A course in this category must be completed by the end of the first year. 

or

1 Course in General Education-Cluster 1: Human Communication. 3 credits.
A course in this category must be completed by the end of the first year.

 

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