Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

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

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Communication (6 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Approved College Level Math See catalog for IAI approved course
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 2 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)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
 Cultures Outside 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 Prairie State College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 104
ART 102: Design Two-Dimensional ART 101
ART 201: Drawing II ART 106
ART 202: Design Three-Dimensional ART 102
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.

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
ART 222: Art of the Renaissance through the Enlightenment ART 122
ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art  
200-level Art History elective ART 121


Choose six additional courses from the list below.

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
ART 105: Painting ART 201
ART 205: Painting II ART 202
ART 203: Book as Art and Design  
ART 206: Watercolor Painting  
ART 209: Figure Drawing I ART 162
ART 309: Figure Drawing II  
ART 210: Printmaking: Silkscreen and Lithography ART 205
ART 229: Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio  
ART 207: Collage and Assemblage - Alternative Expressions  
ART 208: Ceramics: Hand Construction ART 109
ART 258: Ceramics: Wheel Throwing  
ART 215: Sculpture: Modeling and Casting  
ART 112: Photography I PHOTO 171
ART 113: Digital Photography PHOTO 180
ART 212: Photo II: Digital Dark Room PHOTO 282 
ART 315: Website Art and Design GC 162
ART 119: Digital Imagery  
ART 317: Photo III: Advanced Photography PHOTO 276
ART 120: Graphic Design I GC 151
ART 211: Typography GC 154
ART 116: Computer Graphics ART 115
ART 220: Graphic Design II GC 287

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 Prairie State College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 104 
ART 201: Drawing II ART 106
ART 202: 3D Design ART 102
ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art  
200-level Art History course ART 121 or ART 122
ART 305: Senior Seminar  
ART 306: Senior Seminar  
ART 116: Computer Graphics* ART 115
ART 119: Digital Imagery*  
ART 120: Graphic Design I* GC 151
ART 211: Typography* GC 154
*These four courses should be taken in this recommended sequence: ART 116, 119, 120, 211.

 

Choose four additional courses from the list below.

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
ART 113: Digital Photography PHOTO 180
ART 220: Graphic Design II GC 287
ART 228: Design History  
ART 241: Illustration  
ART 315: Web Design GC 162
ART 317: Advanced Photography PHOTO 276
ART 322: Advertising and Marketing  
ART 327: Multimedia GC 265
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.

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 104
ART 103: Introduction to Art ART 129
ART 202: 3D Design ART 102
ART 116: Computer Graphics* ART 115
ART 119: Digital Imagery  
ART 120: Graphics Design I GC 151
ART 211: Typography* GC 154
ART 113: Digital Photography PHOTO 180
ART 315: Web Design GC 162
ART 327: Multimedia GC 265
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


As
of March 2019