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The Designed World (Interdisciplinary Minor)

This interdisciplinary minor explores the interwoven historical, cultural, aesthetic, perceptual, and technical domains of the designed world. That virtually all aspects of the human-built world are designed is a generally accepted belief. Creative planning and critical analysis of design dynamics are emphasized within these disciplinary course subjects.

The Designed World (Interdisciplinary Minor)


Description


What is The Designed World at ODU like?

This interdisciplinary minor explores the interwoven historical, cultural, aesthetic, perceptual, and technical domains of the designed world. That virtually all aspects of the human-built world are designed is a generally accepted belief. Creative planning and critical analysis of design dynamics are emphasized within these disciplinary course subjects.

Program Highlights


What makes The Designed World at ODU unique?

  • Our undergraduate programs are open to any undergraduate student who has met the required prerequisites for the declaration of a major at Old Dominion University.

  • Graduates of the Art Department are employed in area schools, museums, and businesses. Others pursue graduate study in art history, art education, fine arts, and design, in addition to other professional fields where an ability to see, think, and write critically is especially valued.

Courses


What are some courses offered in The Designed World at ODU?

ARTH 327:
History of Photography


An examination of the development of photography as a scientific curiosity, a tool for artists, and as a fine art in itself from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Prerequisites: ARTH 121A , ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

COMM 349:
Costume Design for Stage and Camera


This course explores the design aesthetic, historical context, and contemporary impact on performance of the costume garment and its accessories. Students explore the application of design principles in a practical experience. Prerequisites: THEA 244.

COMM 382:
Reporting News for Television and Digital Media


COURSE WILL ALSO MEET IN BAL 1002.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for The Designed World at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in The Designed World should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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MASTER LECTURER


Name:

Agnieszka Whelan


Location:

1000 G BARRY ARTS BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4772


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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