Minimum Grades for Required Courses

All studios listed under the "Major Studies" section of each concentration's degree requirement check sheet require a grade of "C" or better. Any student who fails to meet this minimum grade requirement may be prohibited from continuing in their current concentration in Design.

Specific grade requirements for each studio are included in its course description, and are also listed below for reference:

 

Effective for students who began studies in KU Design prior to summer 2019:

First-Year Studies

  • BDS 101: C or better
  • BDS 103: C or better
  • ILLU 200: C or better
  • INDD 200: C or better
  • INDD 212: C or better
  • PHTO/PHMD 200: C or better
  • PHTO/PHMD 210: C or better
  • VISC 200: C or better

 

Illustration & Animation

  • ILLU 205 & ILLU 305: C or better
  • ILLU 315 & ILLU 405: C+ or better
  • ILLU 410 & ILLU 415: C or better
  • ILLU 425 & ILLU 435: C or better
  • ILLU 510 (or VA Elective) & ILLU 445: C or better
  • ILLU 535: C or better

 

Industrial Design

  • INDD 284: C or better
  • INDD 302: C or better
  • INDD 446: C or better
  • INDD 448: C or better
  • INDD 580: C or better
  • INDD 581: C or better

 

Photography (Formerly PHMD)

  • PHTO 303: C or better (Formerly PHTO 201)
  • PHTO 304: C or better (Formerly PHTO 202)
  • PHTO 313 (formerly 301) & PHTO 315: C or better
  • PHTO 314 (formerly 302) & PHTO 316: C or better
  • PHTO 402: C or better
  • PHTO 500: C or better

 

Visual Communication Design

  • VISC 202 & VISC 204: C or better
  • VISC 302 & VISC 304: C+ or better
  • VISC 402 & VISC 404: C or better
  • VISC 520: C or better
  • VISC 530: C or better
  • VISC 525: C or better

 

Effective for students who began studies with KU Design in fall 2019 or later:

Foundation Studies

  • BDS 101: C or better
  • BDS 103: C or better
  • ILLU 200: C or better
  • INDD 200: C or better
  • INDD 212: C or better
  • PHTO 200: C or better
  • PHTO 210: C or better
  • VISC 200: C or better

 

Illustration & Animation

  • ILLU 205 and ILLU 315: C or better 
  • ILLU 405 and ILLU 410: C+ or better
  • ILLU 415 and ILLU 425: C or better
  • ILLU 435 and ILLU 445: C or better
  • ILLU 510 and ILLU 535: C or better
  • ILLU 545: C or better

 

Industrial Design

  • INDD 284 and INDD 312: C or better
  • INDD 302 and INDD 308: C or better
  • INDD 446 and INDD 510: C or better
  • INDD 448: C or better
  • INDD 580 and INDD 555: C or better
  • INDD 581: C or better

 

Photography

  • PHTO 303: C or better
  • PHTO 304: C or better
  • PHTO 313: C or better
  • PHTO 314: C or better
  • PHTO 315: C or better
  • PHTO 316: C or better
  • PHTO 400: C or better
  • PHTO 450: C or better
  • PHTO 500: C or better

 

Visual Communication Design

  • VISC 202 and VISC 204: C or better
  • VISC 302 and VISC 304: C+ or better
  • VISC 402: C or better
  • VISC 520: C or better
  • VISC 530: C or better

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