Virtual Technology and Design (B.S.)

This is a four-year curriculum leading to a B.S. in Virtual Technology and Design. After the first year of study, academic achievement is reviewed to determine eligibility for continued study in VTD. Only students with a 2.5 or higher grade-point average are eligible to continue in the studio sequence. Another review is conducted at the end of the second year of study. Applicants to the second and third year are required to submit an electronic media based portfolio containing examples of their art and design work. Applicants should contact the program coordinator regarding acceptable media formats. The submission should also contain a transcript of any college work outside the UI. The deadline for third year applications is the close of the spring semester. Results of the evaluation will be made known to applicants by the end of June. Students accepted into the third and fourth years of the curriculum are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and to receive a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all required VTD courses.

Note: Students who have not been accepted into the second year of the curriculum may not enroll in VTD 200 level design courses. Students who have not been accepted into the third year of the curriculum may not enroll in VTD 300 level design courses. Students who have left the program or fail a design studio course may only re-enter the curriculum by application to the program admissions committee.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

ART 110Integrated Art and Design Communication2
ART 112Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking2
ART 121Integrated Design Process2
CS 112Computational Thinking and Problem Solving3
PHYS 111General Physics I3
PHYS 111LGeneral Physics I Lab1
VTD 151Virtual World Building 12
VTD 152Virtual World Building 22
VTD 153Virtual World Building 32
VTD 154Virtual World Building 42
VTD 245Advanced Modeling3
VTD 246Advanced Lighting and Materials3
VTD 253Virtual Design I3
VTD 254Virtual Design II3
VTD 271Interactive Technologies3
VTD 355Virtual Design III4
VTD 356Virtual Design IV4
VTD 367Visual Effects3
VTD 372Advanced Interactive Technologies3
VTD 400Seminar1-16
VTD 457Capstone Design Studio I6
VTD 458Capstone Design Studio II6
History or Theory Courses
Advisor-Approved History or Theory courses. 112
Directed Electives
Select three Directed Elective Courses 28-9
Total Hours83-99

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree