BFA GRAPHIC DESIGN CURRICULUM 

 

Suggested Curriculum             2021-2022 Academic Year
FALL SEMESTER       SPRING SEMESTER
YEAR 1                
  ART 1101 Drawing 1 3         ART 1111 Drawing 2 3
  ART 1651 Visual Literacy 3         ART 1501 3-D Design 3
  DSGN 1201 Intro Visual Communication Design 3         DSGN 1101 Photography & Communication 3
  TREX 1001 Transitions Experience Course  3         DSGN 1301 Typography 3
  ENGL 1221 Writing Seminar 3         CAMS 1301 Presentational Speaking 3
      15             15
YEAR 2                  
  ART 22x1 Painting 1 or Watercolor 3         ART 33x1 Print & Paper 1 or 2 3
  DSGN 2801 Design for Social Change* 3         DSGN 2601 Design Research Methods* 3
  DSGN 3701 User Interface Design* 3         DSGN 3401 Packaging & Identity Design* 3
    Diverse Cultures Seminar 3         TECH 1421 Web Design 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 3                  
  ART 2601 Art History 1 3         ART 2611 Art History 2 3
  DSGN 2401 Narrative Structures* 3         ART 2801 Book Arts 3
  DSGN 3551 Advertising Design* 3         DSGN 2651 History of Graphic Design* 3
  DSGN 4601 Professional Practices in Design* 3         DSGN 3501 Persuasive Design* 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 4                  
  ART 4901 Senior Capstone in Art and Design 3         DSGN 4921 Internship or Elective 3
  DSGN 4201 Advanced Visual Communication Design* 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
      15             15
             
This should be used as a guide only.  Semester offerings are subject to change. Minimum Required Hours = 120
                     
Distribution Requirements for this BFA degree - see Degree Works for details
• 3 Humanities • 1 Fine Art • 1 Mathematics/Statistics • 1 Natural Science • 1 Social Science                      
* course offered every other year
                     

 

BA GRAPHIC DESIGN CURRICULUM 

Suggested Curriculum             2021-2022 Academic Year
FALL SEMESTER       SPRING SEMESTER
YEAR 1                
  ART 1101 Drawing 1 3         ART 1111 Drawing 2 3
  ART 1651 Visual Literacy 3         ART 1501 3-D Design 3
  DSGN 1201 Intro Visual Communication Design 3         DSGN 1101 Photography & Communication 3
  TREX 1001 Transitions Experience Course  3         CAMS 1301 Presentational Speaking 3
  ENGL 1221 Writing Seminar 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 2                  
  ART 22x1 Painting 1 or Watercolor 3         DSGN 2401 Narrative Structures* 3
  DSGN 1301 Typography 3         TECH 1421 Web Design 3
    Modern Language 3           Modern Language 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 3                  
  ART 2601 Art History 1 3         ART 2611 Art History 2 3
  ART 33x1 Print & Paper 1 or 2 3         ART 2801 Book Arts 3
  DSGN 2601 Design Research Methods* 3         DSGN 3501 Persuasive Design* 3
  DSGN 3401 Packaging & Identity Design* 3           Diverse Cultures Seminar 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 4                  
  ART 4901 Senior Capstone in Art and Design 3           Elective 3
  DSGN 4601 Professional Practices in Design* 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Elective 3           Elective 3
      15             15
             
This should be used as a guide only.  Semester offerings are subject to change. Minimum Required Hours = 120
                     
Distribution Requirements for this BA degree - see Degree Works for details
• 4 Humanities • 1 Fine Art  • 1 Mathematics/Statistics • 1 Natural Science • 2 Social Sciences                       
* course offered every other year