Virtual Technology and Design (B.S.)
This is a four-year curriculum leading to a B.S. in Virtual Technology and Design. After the first year of study, academic achievement is reviewed to determine eligibility for continued study in VTD. Only students with a 2.5 or higher grade-point average are eligible to continue in the studio sequence. Another review is conducted at the end of the second year of study. Applicants to the second and third year are required to submit an electronic media based portfolio containing examples of their art and design work. Applicants should contact the program coordinator regarding acceptable media formats. The submission should also contain a transcript of any college work outside the UI. The deadline for third year applications is the close of the spring semester. Results of the evaluation will be made known to applicants by the end of June. Students accepted into the third and fourth years of the curriculum are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and to receive a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all required VTD courses.
Note: Students who have not been accepted into the second year of the curriculum may not enroll in VTD 200 level design courses. Students who have not been accepted into the third year of the curriculum may not enroll in VTD 300 level design courses. Students who have left the program or fail a design studio course may only re-enter the curriculum by application to the program admissions committee.
Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:
|ART 110||Integrated Art and Design Communication||2|
|ART 112||Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking||2|
|ART 121||Integrated Design Process||2|
|CS 112||Computational Thinking and Problem Solving||3|
|PHYS 111||General Physics I||3|
|PHYS 111L||General Physics I Lab||1|
|VTD 151||Virtual World Building 1||2|
|VTD 152||Virtual World Building 2||2|
|VTD 153||Virtual World Building 3||2|
|VTD 154||Virtual World Building 4||2|
|VTD 245||Advanced Modeling||3|
|VTD 246||Advanced Lighting and Materials||3|
|VTD 253||Virtual Design I||3|
|VTD 254||Virtual Design II||3|
|VTD 271||Interactive Technologies||3|
|VTD 355||Virtual Design III||4|
|VTD 356||Virtual Design IV||4|
|VTD 367||Visual Effects||3|
|VTD 372||Advanced Interactive Technologies||3|
|VTD 457||Capstone Design Studio I||6|
|VTD 458||Capstone Design Studio II||6|
|History or Theory Courses|
|Advisor-Approved History or Theory courses. 1||12|
|Select three Directed Elective Courses 2||8-9|
Courses to total 120 credits for this degree
Courses must be associated with the disciplines of architecture, art, film, media, music or theatre, with approval of the VTD program. Students must select at least one (3 cr) 400-level course.
Elective Courses that allow a student to develop an emphasis area or breadth in a supporting discipline, with approval of VTD program.