College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graphic Design Major (BFA Traditional)

This intensive 4-year program is designed to prepare students at the highest level for creative professions like graphic design and other communication-related fields that rely on visual imagery. Students will gain an understanding of design theories and practices related to production in all areas of graphic design for traditional and emerging digital formats. The addition of substantial advanced studio, theory and contextual work, beyond the BA, means that upon completion of the program, students will understand professional level craft, theory, process and technical skills, an ability to produce thoughtful and informed work in such areas as institutional branding and identity, new media, web development and interactivity, package design, publication design, advertising, illustration, signage, exhibition design, sustainability, spirituality, or social change.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree consists of a major in the visual or performing arts of typically 77 to 80 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required
ART 1022D Design3
ART 1033D Design3
ART 105Color Theory3
ART 111Drawing I3
ART 211Illustration3
ART 241Photography I3
ART 271Survey of Western Art I3
ART 272Survey of Western Art II3
ART 282Graphic Design I3
ART 284Graphic Imagery4
ART 311Figure Drawing3
ART 382Graphic Design II3
ART 383Web Design I3
ART 384Typography 14
ART 47219th and 20th Century Art and Design4
ART 482Graphic Design III4
ART 483Web Design II3
ART 484Typography 24
ART 485Graphic Design Senior Projects 14
ART 486Graphic Design Senior Projects 24
ART 491Theories in Contemporary Art3
ART XXXPrintmaking Elective3
ART XXXStudio Elective7
Total Credits80