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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 2019. 

 
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 341 - Graphic Strategy for Visual Presentation2
DE 226 - CAD for Visual Presentation2
RELATED AREACT-303 Dynamic Branding2
ID 241 - Lighting Design I1.5
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 AREAchoice - See Related Area Elective***3
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
RELATED AREAIC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
BE 404 - Business for Visual Presentation2
choice - see Related Area Elective***1.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA29.5
RELATED AREA13
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 60.5
 

Fall 2019 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts and Art History: 18 credits

  • American History: 3 credits.  CHOICE of any course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10)
  • English and Speech: 3 credits.  EN 323
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the 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 the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)

**Major Area Elective: 1.5 credits (minimum). CHOICE of DE 401DE 234VP 421, VP 431, VP 432, or VP 433

***Related Area Elective: 4.5 credits (minimum). CHOICE of any elective course in Art and Design for which student has met prerequisite(s)

 

Upon graduating from the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop research techniques including trends analysis, brand review, interviews, and historical study.
  2. Master presentation skills utilizing reports, presentation boards, and multi-media.
  3. Manage the design process for a unique individual project from research, to concept, to final installation.
  4. Create physical and digital models of spaces, displays and details using a variety of materials and software tools.
  5. Develop techniques and methods for the placement and positioning of products and brands.
  6. Complete full fabrication documentation packages, including dimensioned drawings, and material specifications.
  7. Specify and research specialist and material support including lighting, props, and accessories in the development of fully realized displays and exhibitions.
  8. Create graphic approaches to environmental projects that include type, color, material, and methodology.