Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design; B. A. or B. S. Broadcasting and Digital Media; B. S. Virtual Technology and Design; M. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $5,402, nonresidents $16,994; graduate residents $6,120, nonresidents $17,712 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844
Scope of Program:
The University of Idaho's diverse undergraduate art, design and media majors include B. A., B. F. A. and B. S. programs. Undergraduate Studio Art students may choose the Graphic Design Emphasis, which includes coursework in visual communications, drawing, design process, world art, typography, interaction design, digital imaging and new media. Students create a thesis, which may be a portfolio, exhibition or research paper. B. A. and B. S. candidates in Broadcasting and Digital Media study digital media production, audio production, digital animation in mass media, media ethics, media writing, media law and principles of radio and television. Students complete a thesis project. Students in the B. S. in Virtual Technology and Design program concentrate on visual communications, virtual design, 3D modeling, animation, lighting and materials interactive technologies, pre-calculus, physics and capstone design studio. Virtual Technology and Design students must pass a sophomore year academic and portfolio review.
M. F. A. Studio Art candidates may concentrate in Graphic Design. Their course of study includes professional development, critical theory and Continental aesthetics, studio workshops and thesis exhibition creation.
B. F. A. students must apply to the program after completing art core courses. A portfolio is required with the application. All Virtual Technology and Design students must purchase a notebook computer. Academic merit and need-based scholarships are available. Graduate assistantships include nonresident tuition waivers. The University of Idaho participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange Tuition Waiver Program, which is open to students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.