CAMD - First Year Students
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The first year provides students with the technical, intellectual, and artistic framework they need to embark on more advanced study in the fields of art, media or design. It is designed to accommodate both students who choose to immediately specialize in a field and those that do not discover their interest until the end of their first or second year.
|College Core - IMAG 101 (choose section, same # as OBJT)|
|College Core - OBJT 101 (choose section, same # as IMAG)|
|School Core (choose a course and section)|
|Liberal Arts (AHST / SIFT)||OR||Drawing - DRAW 110|
|First Year Writing - FYWT XXX (choose section of assigned course)|
|Elective - 1.5 credits (during Orientation)|
CAMD College Core Studies provide a shared foundation for all CAMD students that introduces major themes, central concepts, and modes of making in art, design, and film.
All first year CAMD students take IMAG 101 (Image/Time) and OBJT 101 (Object/Environment) their first semester.
Students complete these courses in a cohort and are required to register for the same section of each course. For example a student will register for IMAG*101*01 & OBJT*101*01 or IMAG*101*05 & OBJT*101*05.
All first year CAMD students register for their choice of a School Core course.
Each school and college-wide program within the College of Art, Media, and Design provides a selection of courses for first year students. The School Core offers students the opportunity to begin coursework in their area of interest or the chance to explore new fields of study.
Although students are free to choose courses that interest them, students may consider taking courses that help prepare them for their intended program of study. Below is a list of programs and the affiliated school:
|Craft + Material Studies, Fine Arts, Photography||School of Art||SOAC*101|
|Graphic Design, Industrial Design||School of Design||DESN*101
|Animation, Film + Video, Film + Animation, Film Design + Production||School of Film**||FILM*121
|Photo + Film Media, Game Art||School of Art, Design, Film or Illustration College-Wide||Any Above|
** Registration of FILM*121 also requires the registration of FILM*121S, the film screening section to the course. If this is your selection, ensure both are on your schedule.
*** Tip! View course descriptions for the above all at once and make your choice by clicking the Search button under School Core on your Progress page!
CAMD students take one of the following during their first semester. Students who have decided on a program of study should consider the following recommendations when making their choice:
|Recommended Course||Intended Program of Study|
| AHST 101
Art History Survey I
|Animation, Craft + Material Studies, Game Art, Illustration, Fine Arts, Photography, Photo + Film Media|
| AHST 102
Art History Survey II
|Animation, Craft + Material Studies, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts, Photography, Photo + Film Media|
| SIFT *
Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track
|Film + Animation, Film + Video, Industrial Design|
| DRAW 110 **
Drawing: Objects and Space
|Animation, Game Art, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (Painting & Drawing), students in FYWT 009|
* Find SIFT courses in Student Planning by clicking the search icon in SIFT requirement block on the Progress page
** DRAW 110 will fulfill 3 credits of free electives, but is not required of any program.
New students are placed into one of three First Year Writing (FYW) courses:
|FYWT 009||Fundamentals of Composition I|
|FYWT 100||Fundamentals of Composition II|
|FYWT 111||First Year Writing I|
Your FYW placement is based on standardized test scores and is included in the “First Year Students - Registration is Now Open” email from the Office of the Registrar. The specific section (day and time) is your choice.
**Please note there are many sections of FYWT 111. Be sure to advance the arrows to compare all sections!
During Orientation, students will have an opportunity to meet with advisors and discuss elective options to round out their schedules.