Undeclared Design & Media

About the Program

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design offers an Undeclared Design & Media option that allows incoming high school students to explore the wide range of academic programs in our college. The program is designed as a point of entry for prospective students who know they want to study creative disciplines at Westphal but aren’t sure which of our sixteen undergraduate co-op programs is right for them. It gives students the ability to enroll in their freshman year of college and take a one-year sequence of courses, comprehensive career counseling, and academic advising that will help them discover their major without losing valuable time and money. No later than the end of spring term in the first academic year, students are required to select an appropriate major which will lead to a bachelor’s degree.

Major placement is subject to meeting the program's requirements and space availability in the desired program. Students in this program may not track into the Music Industry or 2+4 Architecture programs. This program is not available to transfer students.

For more information about this program, please visit the Westphal Undeclared web page.

Admission Requirements

The College Recruitment Office will review applications for the Undeclared option. Admissions requirements will be average Westphal requirements (GPA – 3.0 /SAT- 1100). Portfolio is optional

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Required Mathematics and Natural Sciences12.0
Required Arts and Humanities9.0
Required Social Sciences9.0
Art and Art History Requirements
Select two of the following:6.0
History of Art I
History of Art II
History of Art III
VSST 101Design I4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
College Requirements
WEST 105Deciding Design & Media3.0
Major Requirements85.0
Total Credits180.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0CIVC 1011.0VACATION
UNIV A1011.0UNIV A1010.5ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
VSST 1014.0Major Requirement12.0UNIV A1010.5 
WEST 1053.0 VSST 1103.0 
Major Requirement6.0 Major Requirement6.0 
  Mathematics Requirement3.0 
 17 15.5 16.5 0
Second Year
Major Requirement6.0Art History Requirement3.0Major Requirement9.0VACATION
Mathematics Requirement3.0Major Requirement6.0Natural Science Requirement3.0 
Arts and Humanities Elective3.0Natural Science Requirement3.0Elective3.0 
Art History Requirement3.0Elective4.0  
 15 16 15 0
Third Year
Arts amd Humanities Elective3.0Major Requirements6.0Arts and Humanities Elective3.0VACATION
Social Science Elective3.0Social Science Requirement3.0Major Requirements9.0 
Electives9.0Electives6.0Social Science Elective3.0 
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
Major Requirement9.0Major Requirement10.0Major Requirement6.0 
 15 13 12 
Total Credits 180
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