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Option Art and Design Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Renewable Materials - College of Forestry

The Art and Design option prepares students to engage with renewable materials on an aesthetic level, whether as interior designers, fine artists, or entrepreneurs. Students will gain not only an in-depth knowledge of renewable materials but also how these materials can function visually within the human space. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, students will gain an understanding of green building materials and green architecture. Students in the A&D option may also earn a visual arts minor by completing 31 credits of applicable course work.

Art and Design Core (60 or 61 credits)

ART 115. 2-D Core Studio (4)
ART 117. Foundations: 3-D (4)
ART 121. Foundations: Computers in Visual Arts (4)
ART 131. Foundations: Drawing I (4)
ART 206. *Introduction to Western Art: Neoclassicism to Contemporary (3)
ART 234. Drawing II/Figure (4)
ART 263. Digital Photography (4)
ART 291. Sculpture I (4)
ART 331. Drawing Concepts (4)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
WSE 266. *Industrial Hemp (3)
WSE 392. *Bamboolooza: The Fascinating World of Bamboo (3)
WSE 414. ^Art and Design Capstone (3)
WSE 461. Bio-Based Products Manufacturing (4)
   or WSE 462. Advanced Manufacturing 1 (4)
WSE 465. Renewable Materials Manufacturing Experience (2)
WSE 471. Renewable Materials in Building Construction (3)
   or WSE 475. Environmental Assessment of Building Materials (4)

Approved Area of Concentration: A 30-credit program of study proposed by the student and approved by the WSE Department Head, including 12 upper division studio credits plus 12 credits of Restricted Electives from the list below.

Restricted Electives (minimum of 12 credits)

ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (4)
ART 204. *Introduction to Western Art: Prehistory to the High Middle Ages (3)
ART 205. *Introduction to Western Art: Gothic to Baroque (3)
ART 208. *Introduction to Asian Art (3)
ART 215. Color in the Visual Arts (4)
ART 310. *Early Chinese Art and Archaeology (3)
ART 311. *Late Chinese Art and Culture (3)
ART 313. *Art of Japan (3)
ART 351. Installation (4)
ART 367. *History of Design (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
WSE 499. Special Topics [Peru Study Abroad] (6)

Total=90 or 91

Baccalaureate Core Courses (15–18) (Not satisfied by the Renewable Materials core or the option.)

Courses meeting other Baccalaureate requirements for the following categories not specified by the Renewable Materials Core or the option can be found in the OSU Catalog online at

Biological Science (4)
One additional lecture/lab combination from either Physical Science or Biological Science (4)
Cultural Diversity (3) [If not met by a Restricted Elective]
Difference, Power, and Discrimination (3)
Contemporary Global Issues (3)

Plus additional Free Electives sufficient to ensure 180 total credits (60 must be upper division).

Note: Completion of the A&D option and meeting additional studio and grade requirements will fulfill the requirements for a transcript visible Visual Arts minor.


* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 478

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