Prairie State College

PSC 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 Prairie State College (PSC) 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)
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Approved College Level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including a lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose 2 general education ART courses Choose two Art course/s
Choose IAI approved course/s **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course
History and Social Sciences (9-12 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose one Social Science, one History and one Social Science or History general education
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Outside the U.S.
*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.

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.

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ART 104 ART 101: Drawing I
ART 101 ART 102: Design Two-Dimensional
ART 106 ART 201: Drawing II
ART 102 ART 202: Design Three-Dimensional
  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 122 ART 222: Art of the Renaissance through the Enlightenment
  ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art
ART 121 200-level Art History elective


Choose six additional courses from the list below.

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ART 201 ART 105: Painting
ART 202 ART 205: Painting II
  ART 203: Book as Art and Design
  ART 206: Watercolor Painting
ART 162 ART 209: Figure Drawing I
  ART 309: Figure Drawing II
ART 205 ART 210: Printmaking: Silkscreen and Lithography
  ART 229: Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio
  ART 207: Collage and Assemblage - Alternative Expressions
ART 109 ART 208: Ceramics: Hand Construction
  ART 258: Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  ART 215: Sculpture: Modeling and Casting
PHOTO 171 ART 112: Photography I
PHOTO 180 ART 113: Digital Photography
PHOTO 282  ART 212: Photo II: Digital Dark Room
GC 162 ART 315: Website Art and Design
  ART 119: Digital Imagery
PHOTO 276 ART 317: Photo III: Advanced Photography
GC 151 ART 120: Graphic Design I
GC 154 ART 211: Typography
ART 115 ART 116: Computer Graphics
GC 287 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.

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ART 104  ART 101: Drawing I
ART 106 ART 201: Drawing II
ART 102 ART 202: 3D Design
  ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art
ART 121
or
ART 122
200-level Art History course
  ART 305: Senior Seminar
  ART 306: Senior Seminar
ART 115 ART 116: Computer Graphics*
  ART 119: Digital Imagery*
GC 151 ART 120: Graphic Design I*
GC 154 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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PHOTO 180 ART 113: Digital Photography
GC 287 ART 220: Graphic Design II
  ART 228: Design History
  ART 241: Illustration
GC 162 ART 315: Web Design
PHOTO 276 ART 317: Advanced Photography
  ART 322: Advertising and Marketing
GC 265 ART 327: Multimedia
  ART 365: Internship

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.

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ART 104 ART 101: Drawing I
ART 129 ART 103: Introduction to Art
ART 102 ART 202: 3D Design
ART 115 ART 116: Computer Graphics*
  ART 119: Digital Imagery
GC 151 ART 120: Graphics Design I
GC 154 ART 211: Typography*
PHOTO 180 ART 113: Digital Photography
GC 162 ART 315: Web Design
GC 265 ART 327: Multimedia
  FOSEM 350: Capstone Course or Internship
*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 Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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