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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio
Graphic Design

Area F:  Courses appropriate to the major

Art Foundations

Six classes/18 hours total/3.0 hours each

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major Field (18)

  1. Studio Requirements (12) 
  • ART 1010. Drawing I (3)
  • ART 1020. Two Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 1030. Three Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 1050 Introductory Studio (3) 
  •       2.    a. Art History Requirement (Select one course in addition to any taken in Area C.) (3)     

    • AH 1700 Survey of Art I. History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3)
    • AH 1750 Survey of Art II. History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
    • AH 1850 Survey of Art III. Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)

    b. Art History Requirement (3)

    •  AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900 (3)

    Area G:  Studio:  Graphic Design

    Note that students must enroll in Graphic Design courses in the following order, beginning with the following sequence during Fall Semester, sophomore year.  Students who are not enrolled in graphic design courses for more than one semester, during the junior or senior sequences, are required to resubmit an entrance portfolio for review and acceptance

    Sophomore Year

  • GRD 3000 Introduction to Graphic Design (3) Fall Semester
  • GRD 3150 Introduction to Typography (3) Fall or Spring Semester
  • GRD 3200 Intermediate Graphic Design (3) Spring Semester
  • BFA Entrance Review occurs at the end of each spring semester /See 460 Arts and Humanities Graphic Design Information Board. Students must be accepted into the GrD program before proceeding to enroll in the following courses:

    Junior Year (Fall) (12)

  • GRD 4020 Advanced Typography (3)
  • GRD 4100 Print and Editorial Design (3) 
  • GRD 4310 Multimedia Design (3) 
  • GRD 4910   History of Graphic Design- CTW (3) fulfills CTW entry level requirement
  • Junior Level (Spring) (12)

  • GRD 4150 Collateral Design for Graphic Design (3) 
  • GRD 4250 Graphic Design in Popular Culture (3) 
  • GRD 4300 Internship in Graphic Design (3) 
  • GRD 4400 Graphic Design for Film and Television (3)
  • Senior Level (Fall) (9)

  • GRD 4200 Corporate Identity Design (3)
  • GRD 4350 Graphic Design Through Advertising (3) 
  • GRD 4450 Professional Practices in Graphic Design (3)
  • Senior Level (Spring) (9)

  • GRD 4550 Specialized Applications of Graphic Design (3) 
  • GRD 4600 Senior Workshop (Advanced Multimedia) (3) 
  • GRD 4950 Graphic Design Portfolio  (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)
  • *Required Elective: AH 4000 level course (3)

    **Select TWO electives from:

  • GRD 3300 Illustration Design (3)
  • PHOT 3000 Photography I (3)
  • PHOT 3100 Photography II (3)
  • DPP  3550 Book Arts (3)
  • DPP  3250 Screen Printing & Experimental Printmaking (4)
  • PHOT 3600 Digital Video for Artists (4)
  • CSC 4840 Computer Graphic Imaging (3)
  • CSC 4841 Computer Animation. (3)
  • Senior Portfolio Review and Senior Graduation Exhibition Required.

    Total hours to graduate: 60 minimum