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Visual and Performing Arts Transfer & Career Guide


Finding College Majors

The College Blue Book - Degrees Offered by College and Subject

College and Career Information Center
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Sample entries:

  • Design & Visual Communications
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Mass Communication ↦ Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Drama and Dramatics / Theater Arts
  • Art -or- Art Therapy -or- Art Teaching

You can also look up colleges to see a listing of all majors offered by each one.

Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees

College and Career Information Center
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Sample entries:

  • Design / Visual Communications
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Printing / Production
  • Arts Management
  • Communications Technology
  • Commercial / Advertising Art

Adobe PDF file Additional College Information Resources 

College Source Online

Use the Library's subscription to College Source Online to download over 32,000 college catalogs. You can use college catalogs to find majors and transfer requirements. (C.O.D. Library card needed for off-campus access)

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Using Search Engines to Find Information on a College Web Site

You can use search engines to search within college Web sites for specific information. For instance, you can use Google to search for major or transfer information at UIUC using the following format:

"graphic design" site:uiuc.edu
transfer site:uiuc.edu

Transfer Information

C.O.D. Transfer Guides and Transfer Tips

These guides are constantly updated by Bob Regner, Coordinator of College Articulation, and give excellent transfer information and details of C.O.D.'s articulation agreements with 50 colleges and universities.

Illinois Articulation Initiative


Be familiar with the Transfer H.I.N.T.S. page and use this source as a starting point. It is important to remember that not every college and university in Illinois participates in IAI, so be sure to check the list of participating institutions before assuming that the entire General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) will transfer. Also note the Transfer Planning Worksheet under the GECC guide.

Profiles of American Colleges

Available in the College and Career Information Center - Call number: L 901 .P72 annual

This reference includes information about transfer requirements for most schools. This includes whether SAT or ACT scores are required, minimum GPA, letters of recommendations/essays needed, and, how many credits must be taken at the transfer college. Another useful figure is how many transfer students enrolled in a recent year. This figure, when compared to the total undergraduate enrollment, gives a good idea of how selective the college is in accepting transfer students.

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