Non-Matriculating Students

Non-matriculated students are students who are interested in enrolling in the courses offered for the degree programs, without pursuing a formal degree. Such students must contact the Office of Admissions, and will be expected to present a digital portfolio for placement within the program. Students who have previously enrolled as non-matriculated students and have earned a grade of C or better in the courses completed to date, may enroll in any course for which the pre-requisite has been met. Students who have not met the published pre-requisites for a course must receive the approval to enroll by the Office of Admissions, which will be based on both the student’s potential for success in the course as demonstrated by their portfolio and previous coursework, and the availability of space.

If a Non-Matriculated student (enrolled for credit/evaluation) matriculates to the BFA Degree or Certificate Program, the difference in cost per credit previously earned compared to the current academic year tuition rate will be charged as a matriculation fee and be due promptly.

How to become a Non-Matriculating Student:

  • Copy of High School Transcript, Diploma, or GED

  • Copy of College Transcript(s) showing required course prerequisites if applicable

  • A digital portfolio is required to determine appropriate course placement.

    Portfolio images should be recent work and at least 300x300 pixels at 72 DPI.  Portfolio reviews may be scheduled to provide preliminary assessments to prospective non-matriculating students who are unsure of the current state of their art works.  We may also suggest students take non-credit courses beforehand to help them build and prepare them for submission. 

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  • Spring 2013

    Drawing

    DR155
    Drawing I
    3 credits, 6 hours
    This course is the second semester of a two-semester course that presents drawing as the visually accurate representation of three-dimensional forms in space on a two-dimensional surface. Students are taught to see proportions and confirm their observations with measurements. Spatial relationships are checked horizontally and vertically, and negative shapes are sought out and used to define and confirm positives. Still-life objects are utilized as subject matter, progressing from simple geometric forms to the more complex. Students should leave Drawing I with a systematic and effective approach to the construction of an accurate drawing through line and value.
    Prerequisite: DR150 or permission from instructor.
    Time & Dates: TBA

    Illustration

    ILU 155
    Illustration I
    3 credits, 6 hrs
    Techniques, subjects, and scope unique to the field will be examined through the creation of visual solutions to communication needs. Typography will be introduced, and the relationship between illustration, design and fine art will be explored. Projects focus on interpreting written material in a visual form.
    Prerequisite: ILU100 or permission of the instructor.
    Time & Dates: TBA

    Painting

    PT105
    Painting I
    3 credits, 6 hours
    This is the second semester of a two-semester foundation course which provides students with the skills necessary to paint convincing forms in space. Using oil paint, students proceed through a series of sequential assignments designed to promote a thorough understanding of value, temperature, and color and introduce them to other formal conventions employed by painters. Students develop an intelligent, reliable approach to painting, a familiarity with basic materials and techniques, and an understanding of composition and color theory.
    Prerequisite: PT100 or permission of the instructor.
    Time & Dates: TBA

    Sculpture

    SC155
    Sculpture I
    3 credits, 6 hours 
    This is the second semester of a two semester introductory course explores the observation and duplication of three-dimensional form and composition. This course also serves as an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques of modeling the human figure. The history and traditions of sculpture will be discussed as a foundation and context for understanding class exercises. Observation of basic forms will begin the systematic study of convexity, concavity, planar orientation, projection, volume, silhouette, line, symmetry and proportion. These foundational concepts will be coupled with methods for accurately observing, measuring and depicting an object in three-dimensions. The synthesis of these methodologies will be the cornerstone for assessing figural archetypes and anatomical structures.
    Prerequisite: SC150 or permission from the instructor.
    Time & Dates: TBA

    Art History

    Course, Time & Dates: TBA