Degree Plan

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Note: A portfolio review is done prior to entering the 2nd year. Failure to pass the portfolio review will result in not continuing the graphic design program. However, it is optional to retry passing the portfolio review.

Core  - Total Hours 46
Art History - Total Hours 9
Pre-Portfolio Review - Total Hours 17
Concentration - Total Hours 48
Electives - Total Hours 9

B.F.A. in Graphic Design 4-year Degree Plan (PDF).

Fall
Course Hrs.
GDSN 1100: Orientation to Graphic Design 1
GDSN 1301: Introduction to Graphic Software 3
GDSN 1380: Foundations of Design 3
ARTS 1301: Drawing I 3
PHIL 1301: Intro to Philosophy 3
ENGL 1301: Composition I 3
Total Hours 16
Spring
Course Hrs.
GDSN 1410: Image Lab 4
GDSN 1390: Typography I 3
ENGL 1312: Composition II 3
DHWP 1200: Dimensions of Wellness 3
MATH 3
PEHP Activity Course 1
Total Hours 16
Fall
Course Hrs.
GDSN 2305: Visual Language 3
GDSN 2390: Typography II 3
Art/ Design Elective 3
ARTH 2361: Art History: Ancient to Medieval 3
ENGL 2310: World Literature 3
Total Hours 15
Spring
Course Hrs.
GDSN 2300: IA I: Basic Design and Languages 3
GDSN 2310: GD I: Intro to Visual Comm. 3
Art/Design Elective 3
ARTH 2362: Art History: Renn to Modern 3
Science with Lab 4
Total Hours 16
Fall
Course Hrs.
GDSN 3300: IA II: User Interface Design 3
GDSN 3310: GD II: Visual Systems 3
GDSN 4325: History of Comm. Design 3
Second Language I 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Hours 15
Spring
Course Hrs.
GDSN 4300: IA III: Dynamic Web Systems 3
GDSN 4310: GD III: Information Design 3
GDSN 4330: Business of Design 3
Second Language II 3
PHIL 3375: Aesthetics: Art and Beauty 3
Total Hours 15
Fall
Course Hrs.
GDSN 4301: Advanced Projects Practicum 3
GDSN 4399: Special Topics 3
Advanced Art/Design Elective 3
ARTH 3361: Survey of Contemporary Art 3
History Course Elective 3
Total Hours 15
Spring
Course Hrs.
GDSN 4240: AP: Graphic Design (8 weeks) 2
GDSN 4250: AP: Interactive Design (8 weeks) 2
GDSN 4303: Senior Portfolio 3
GDSN 4220: Senior BFA Seminar 2
RELS course 3
Total Hours 16