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Department of Computer Information Systems

Department of Computer Information Systems

Interdepartmental Major: CIS and Fine Arts

Interdepartmental Major: CIS and Fine Arts

Bachelor of Science in Computer-based Graphic Arts

Computer-based graphic artists are sought-after in the job market. The students who graduate with this degree will have a strong background in artistic (fine arts) and computer (CIS) skills. Computer-based graphic arts are widely used tools in business, industry, and the arts.

The student will have two official advisors—one in the Department of Fine Arts and one in Computer Information Systems—who will help plan the course of study in detail and with frequent consultations.

The general degree requirements are the same as for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, except that the Group I requirement consists of only ENG-W 131, ENG-W 231, and MATH-M 118 and Group V Major requirements are replaced by the following:

Group V Interdepartmental Major Requirements (45-47 cr.)

Department of Fine Arts (31-38 cr.)

  • Select one of the following
    • FINA-F 100 (3 cr.)
    • FINA-F 102 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-A 100 series (history of art) (3 cr.)
  • 300- or 400- level art history (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 250 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 351 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 352 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 353 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 400 (1-3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 413 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 414 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 415 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-A 435 (3 cr.)
  • FINA-S 497 (1-3 cr.)
  • Complete requirements 5-7 for Major in Studio Practice
  • Capstone course requirement
    • FINA-A 435 (3 cr.)
    • FINA-S 497 (1-6 cr.)
    • participating in the graduating senior exhibition

Total (31-38 cr.)

Computer Information Systems (18 cr.)

  • CSCI-A 106 (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 251 (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 348 (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • CSCI-A 340 (3 cr.)
    • DPIS-D 250 (3 cr.)
    • DPIS-D 490 (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 390 (6 cr.)

Total (18 cr.)

For Bachelor of Science degrees, all students must complete the group VI minor.

There is a Bachelor of Arts version of this inter­departmental degree. See the Fine Arts Department section for details.

For more information, visit the Computer Information Systems page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.