Each Course Number Has Three Main Parts
The first letter indicates the school the course is offered through. These are the codes used for the first letter of the new course numbers:
- A = Art
- C = Critical Studies
- D = Dance
- F = Film/Video
- M = Music
- T = Theater
- I = Institute
- X = Transfer Credit (you may see this on your transcript or degree audit, but not on the class schedule)
The next three letters indicate the general subject area. There are many different subject area codes.
The final three digits indicate the course’s level. General guidelines for course levels are:
- 001 to 499 are for undergraduate students (BFA and Certificate)
- 500 to 799 are for graduate students (MFA, MA, DMA and Adv. Certificate)
The example below shows the BFA1 Critical Studies course “Critical Writing and The Arts.”
The first letter C indicates that faculty from the School of Critical Studies teach this course.
The next three letters indicate the general subject area, CIS (Critical/Intellectual Skills). The last three digits, 110, indicate that that this is an undergraduate course (BFA and Certificate students), and that the course is primarily for first-year students.
Some courses are offered for both undergraduates and graduates. In these cases there will be two numbers, one for undergraduates and one for graduates. For example the course “Advanced Web Design” has the following two course numbers:
The first A indicates that the course is offered through the School of Art. The three-letter code GRA indicates that the course is from the program in Graphic Design. Undergraduate students would sign up for the course with the three digit code 470, and graduate students would sign up for the course with the three digit code 670.