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SSC 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 South Suburban College (SSC) 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 South Suburban College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPE 108
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
College Level Math Choose IAI approved course/s
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours, including a lab)
Life Science and Physical Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose Art courses Choose ART courses from the major
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies. Choose IAI approved course/s
History and Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose one Social Science, one History and one Social Science or History General Education Choose IAI approved course/s
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.

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 South Suburban College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 101
ART 102: Design Two-Dimensional ART 111
ART 201: Drawing II ART 102
ART 202: Design Three-Dimensional ART 112
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 South Suburban College Equivalent
ART 222: Art of the Renaissance - Enlightenment ART 106
ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art  
200-level Art History elective ART 105


Choose six additional courses from the list below.

Saint Xavier University South Suburban 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 203
ART 309: Figure Drawing II ART 204
ART 210: Printmaking: Silkscreen and Lithography ART 206
ART 229: Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio ART 216
ART 207: Collage and Assemblage/Alternative Expressions  
ART 208: Ceramics: Hand Construction ART 109
ART 258: Ceramics: Wheel Throwing ART 209
ART 215: Sculpture: Modeling and Casting ART 205
ART 112: Photography I  
ART 113: Digital Photography ART 140
ART 212: Photo II: Digital Dark Room ART 141
ART 315: Website Art and Design ART 230
ART 119: Digital Imagery ART 265
ART 317: Photo III: Advanced Photography  
ART 120: Graphic Design I  ART 251
ART 211: Typography  
ART 116: Computer Graphics ART 260
ART 220: Graphic Design II ART 252

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 South Suburban College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 101
ART 201: Drawing II ART 201
ART 202: 3D Design ART 112
ART 223: Modern and Contemporary Art  
200-level Art History course ART 105 or ART 106
ART 305: Senior Seminar  
ART 306: Senior Seminar  
ART 116: Computer Graphics* ART 260
ART 119: Digital Imagery* ART 265
ART 120: Graphic Design I* ART 251
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.

Saint Xavier University South Suburban College Equivalent
ART 113: Digital Photography ART 140
ART 220: Graphic Design II ART 252
ART 228: Design History  
ART 241: Illustration  
ART 315: Web Design  ART 230
ART 317: Advanced Photography  
ART 322: Advertising and Marketing  
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.

Saint Xavier University South Suburban College Equivalent
ART 101: Drawing I ART 101
ART 103: Introduction to Art ART 107
ART 202: 3D Design ART 112
ART 116: Computer Graphics* ART 260
ART 119: Digital Imagery  ART 265
ART 120: Graphics Design I ART 251
ART 211: Typography*  
ART 113: Digital Photography ART 140
ART 315: Web Design  ART 230
ART 327: Multimedia  
FORSEM: 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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of 2019-2020 Catalog