Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Art Transfer Guide

This transfer guide assists art students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

Prospective art and design majors are offered a range of courses in two areas of specialization: studio art and graphic design. The department also offers an Applied Graphic Design major which is an adult degree completion program.

General Education Courses

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Communication (6 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101 and COM 102
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Approved College Level Math See catalog for IAI approved courses
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science See catalog for IAI approved courses
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Choose two Art courses Choose two general education Art courses
Choose one Humanities course from a different discipline other than Art See catalog for IAI approved courses
History and Social Sciences (9-12 credit hours)
Choose two Social Sciences from at least two different disciples See catalog for IAI approved courses
Choose one U.S. and one non-U.S. History** *See note for IAI Waivers
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
General Education: 3 credit hours of General Education - Cultures within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
General Education: 3 credit hours of General Education - Cultures within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
*Illinois Articulation Initiative Waivers (IAI) are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring.
**As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. *See IAI waiver note.

Studio Art Major Requirements (45 Credit Hours)

Studio Art students will passionately engage with the creative process. They will learn how to visually problem solve and use the materials of their trade through the exploration of art history and theory, as well as extensive studio practice in modern studios spaces. Students will develop their own creative voice by participating in our supportive community of faculty and peers, a professional network that continues beyond graduation. Potential career options are explored.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 101
ART 102: Design Two-Dimensional ART 116
ART 201: Drawing II ART 104
ART 202: Design Three-Dimensional ART 118
ART 305: Senior Seminar I  
ART 306: Senior Seminar II  

Art History Requirement

Art and Design Majors in the studio track must take three Art History courses (9 credit hours) including the two chronological surveys listed below.

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ART 222: Art of the Renaissance through the Enlightenment ART 206
ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art ART 208
200-level Art History elective ART 205 or ART 209


Choose six additional courses from the list below.

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ART 105: Painting ART 120
ART 205: Painting II ART 122
ART 203: Book as Art and Design  
ART 206: Watercolor Painting ART 121
ART 209: Figure Drawing I ART 105
ART 309: Figure Drawing II  
ART 210: Printmaking: Silkscreen and Lithography  
ART 229: Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio ART 170
ART 207: Collage and Assemblage - Alternative Expressions  
ART 208: Ceramics: Hand Construction ART 126
ART 258: Ceramics: Wheel Throwing  
ART 215: Sculpture: Modeling and Casting ART 150
ART 112: Photography I ART 161
ART 113: Digital Photography ART 165
ART 212: Photo II: Digital Dark Room  
ART 315: Website Art and Design ART 248
ART 119: Digital Imagery ART 184 or CGI 102
ART 317: Photo III: Advanced Photography  
ART 120: Graphic Design I ART 186
ART 211: Typography  
ART 116: Computer Graphics ART 182 or CGI 103
ART 220: Graphic Design II  

Graphic Design Major Requirements (45 Credit Hours)

Graphic design students will passionately engage with the design process. They will learn creative problem solving and the materials of their trade through the exploration of design history, investigating design theory, and regular studio practice in industry standard studios. Engage with faculty and peers in an innovative and collaborative learning environment. Explore real-world design projects as you develop the skills to be a successful contemporary designer. Potential career options are explored.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 101
ART 201: Drawing II ART 104
ART 202: 3D Design ART 118
ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art ART 208
200-level Art History course ART 205, ART 206 or ART 209
ART 305: Senior Seminar  
ART 306: Senior Seminar  
ART 116: Computer Graphics* ART 182 or CGI 103
ART 119: Digital Imagery* ART 184 or CGI 102
ART 120: Graphic Design I* ART 186
ART 211: Typography*  
*These four courses should be taken in this recommended sequence: ART 116, 119, 120, 211.


Choose four additional courses from the list below.

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ART 113: Digital Photography ART 165
ART 220: Graphic Design II  
ART 228: Design History  
ART 241: Illustration  
ART 315: Web Design ART 248
ART 317: Advanced Photography  
ART 322: Advertising and Marketing  
ART 327: Multimedia  
ART 365: Internship ART 230

Applied Graphic Design (Degree Completion) (33 Credit Hours)

Applied Graphic Design is designed to offer Adult Degree Completion students relevant contemporary knowledge of graphic design tools, theories and skills. Students will study the designed world at the intersection of print, web, motion and interactive graphics.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 101
ART 103: Introduction to Art ART 110
ART 202: 3D Design ART 118
ART 116: Computer Graphics* ART 182 or CGI 103
ART 119: Digital Imagery ART 184 or CGI 102
ART 120: Graphics Design I ART 186
ART 211: Typography*  
ART 113: Digital Photography ART 165 or ART 180
ART 315: Web Design ART 248
ART 327: Multimedia  
FOSEM 350: Capstone Course or Internship ART 230
*ART 116: Computer Graphics is a prerequisite for ART 120: Graphic Design I and ART 211: Typography

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


As of March 2019