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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

PDF of Technology, Art, and Design

The Department of Technology, Art and Design offers a variety of programs that span the application of technology, art and design in response to a range of human wants and needs. Courses nurture the development of individual creative expression, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Degree programs foster the development of knowledge and skills to design and develop creative solutions that address operations and future needs in an array of cultural, design, business, technological and industrial settings.

The department offers a nationally accredited* Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Technology, with specializations in Construction Management and Manufacturing Management. Along with the associated Bachelor of Applied Science programs in Applied Engineering and Technology Management, these degree options offer both four-year and transfer students the opportunity to prepare for leadership roles in a wide range of technologically based enterprises including but not limited to the fields of construction, energy, manufacturing and sustainability.

Transfer students have the option to enroll in either the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Applied Engineering or Technology Management. Both degrees are offered as “2 + 2” programs online or on campus for working professionals who have either an Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, diploma or certificate and wish to complete a Bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Art and Design offers students a unique and exciting opportunity to pursue careers that demand excellence in a combination of technical, creative, and artistic capabilities. Students can pursue specializations in either Studio Arts or Digital and Exhibit Design. All Art and Design students benefit from a portfolio review process, a graduation requirement that offers them the opportunity to present their professional portfolios to leaders in their industries from across the nation. Students transferring from a MnSCU Community and/or Technical College with an Associate degree in a related design field may be eligible for articulated transfer into the Art and Design program.

The Department of Technology, Art and Design offers five exhibition spaces that present local, regional, national and international exhibits. The gallery program also maintains permanent collections in ceramics and prints.

*The BS in Industrial Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (http://atmae.org).

Career Directions

Applications Engineering
Art Director
Artist/Technician
Construction Management
Construction Management Engineer
Engineer
Exhibit Designer
Field Engineer
Graphic Designer
Industrial/Architectural Rendering
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Model Building
Multimedia Specialist/Designer
Pre-press Production
Print Production
Process Planning
Quality Control Engineering
Research and Development
Safety Engineer
Teaching
Technical Sales
Web Page Development
Also: Graduate Study

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses
Drafting
Graphic Arts
Production
Construction
Manufacturing
Electronics
Robotics
Art/Fine Arts
CADD/Computer Programming
Project Lead the Way classes