B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Graphic Design - BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

CIP 50.0702

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

 Total Curriculum Requirements1.................................120 hrs

University Studies Requirements .................... 35-38 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World’s Artistic Traditions

ART 211 A Survey of Art from Antiquity to the Baroque

  • University Studies Elective

ART 212 A Survey of Art from the Enlightenment to the Present

Core Courses ...................................................... 35 hrs
ART 100T Transitions
ART 101 Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
ART 111 Studio Practice
ART 112 Studio Research
ART 201 Drawing II: Life Drawing
ART 298 Mid-Degree Review Seminar
ART 350 Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art
ART 498 B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition

Two of the following:
ART 300 Drawing III
ART 330 Introduction to Painting I
ART 379 Introduction to Printmaking I
ART 382 Introduction to Photography
ART 385 Moving Image: Screen1
ART 393 Special Topics in 2-D
ART 397 Introduction to Bookbinding and Artist Books1
ART 438 Moving Image: Gallery/Intermedia1

Two of the following:
ART 309 Introduction to Metalsmithing I
ART 310 Introduction to Woodworking I
ART 360 Introduction to Sculpture
ART 362 Digital Sculpture
ART 370 Introduction to Ceramics I
ART 385 Moving Image: Screen1
ART 394 Special Topics in 3-D
ART 397 Introduction to Bookbinding and Artist Books1
ART 438 Moving Image: Gallery/Intermedia1

One of the following:
ART 315 Greek and Roman Art
ART 316 Medieval Art
ART 318 Renaissance Art
ART 319 Baroque Art
ART 328 Nineteenth-Century Art
ART 329 Art from 1900 to 1960
ART 420 Special Topics in Art History
ART 425 Art of Asia
ART 430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present
ART 491 Special Problems in Art History

 Graphic Design Track Core Courses……………….24 hrs

ART 351 Graphic Design II: Type and Image
ART 352 Graphic Design III: Layout and Introduction to Design Systems
ART 358 History of Modern Design
ART 451 Graphic Design IV: System Design
ART 452 Graphic Design V: Senior Portfolio
ART 551 Graphic Design VI

and

Two of the following:
ART 353 Web Design
ART 354 Illustration
ART 355 User Interface Design
ART 357 Motion Graphics

Studio Art Track Courses.................................... 15 hrs
Studio electives to be selected in consultation with advisor. 

May substitute one Studio ART course with one of the following:
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising
or
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing

Unrestricted Electives .......................................  8-11 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements2 ..........................120 hrs

1 ART 385, 397, 438 can either be taken for one or the other sequence of two courses. They cannot count for both.

2The baccalaureate degree is not awarded automatically upon completion of any required number of courses or units of credit. The progress and status of students in the program is regularly assessed through reviews. All students are required to register for ART 298 the semester after they complete 21 studio credit hours of ART courses. After passing ART 298, students may form a B.F.A. jury and track in the B.F.A. requirements. A final review, ART 498, is conducted by B.F.A. jury in conjunction with fulfilling the senior B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition requirement. B.F.A. students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the area of Graphic Design.