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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 36131      HEGIS 1009

The major in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design prepares students for opportunities in design positions as exhibition designers, store planners, visual merchandisers, museum exhibition designers, event planners, and designers for other themed environments. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAVP 301 - Overview of Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design2
VP 311 - Space and Environment for Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design2
VP 312 - Product Presentation2
VP 321 - Visualization and Sketching for Design2
VP 331 - Three-Dimensional Construction for Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see American History* G103
choice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAVP 313 - Visual Presentation in In-Store Design2
VP 314 - Mannequin Presentation for Retail and Exhibitions2
VP 332 - Merchandising Lab for In-Store Design1
VP 341 - Graphic Strategy for Visual Presentation2
DE 226 - CAD for Visual Presentation II2
RELATED AREAID 241 - Lighting Design I1.5
PH 118 - Beginning Digital Photography2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAVP 411 - Interpretive Exhibition Design2
VP 441 - Interpretive Exhibition Graphics2
choice - see Major Area Elective**1.5
RELATED AREAAC 262 - Multimedia Presentations3
LIBERAL ARTSEN 323 - Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation3
choice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAVP 412 - Senior Design Project4
VP 461 - Portfolio and Professional Presentation2
IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
RELATED AREABE 404 - Business for Visual Presentation2
choice - see Related Area Elective***1.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
 Total Credits: 61.5

Fall 2016 Requirements:  See below

* Liberal Arts and Art History: 18 credits

  • American History: 3 credits.  CHOICE of any non-HA liberal arts course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10)
  • English and Speech: 3 credits.  EN 323 Specialized Writing and Thesis Preparation (3 cr.)
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)
  • History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits. CHOICE of any HA course (for which prerequisites have been met) not previously taken or required
  • Other World Civilizations: 3 credits. CHOICE of any HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)

**Major Area Elective: 1.5 credits (minimum)
      CHOICE of DE 234, or VP 421, 431, 432, or 433

***Related Area Elective: 1.5 credits (minimum)
     CHOICE of any elective course in Art and Design for which student has met prerequisite(s)