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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

    Minor offered: Graphic Design 

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    Graphic designers begin with a focus on foundation studies, studio work, and art history. Students progress through a series of courses that build an understanding of concepts, skills, and the design process. Students must pass the portfolio review course at the end of the sophomore year before progressing on to the upper level courses. This major prepares students for a variety of careers within the field of design and visual communication. 

     


    Requirements for a B.A. in Graphic Design

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites    
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    ART 101 Academic Drawing 3*
    ART 112 Foundations in Design 3*
    ART 150 History of Western Art I 3*
    ART 151 History of Western Art II 3*
    ART 203 Observational Drawing 3*
    ART 204 Typography 3*
    ART 207 Graphic Design I: Image and Text 3*
    ART 262 Color Theory and Productions 3*
    ART 266 Portfolio Review 1*
    ART 325 Contemporary Art and Design 3*
    ART 331 Graphic Design II: Design Strategy thru Identity, Brand, Ad Campaign 3*
    ART 333 Production for Graphic Design 3*
    ART 380 Graphic Design III: Design for Interactivity and Web 3*
    ART 480 Graphic Design IV: Design for Social Impact and Responsibility 3*
    ART 479 CORE: The Role of the Artist/Designer in Contemporary Society 3*
    ART 498 Senior Exhibition 3*
       
    Suggested Correlatives (not counted in total credits required):  
    ART 279A CORE: Art and Community  
    PHL 320 Aesthetics  
       
    Total Credits Required 46
    *used to calculate Major GPA  


       


    Requirements for a Minor in Graphic Design

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites     
    Credits
       
    ART 101 Academic Drawing 3
    ART 112 Foundations in Design 3
    ART 204 Typography 3
    ART 207 Graphic Design I: Image and Text 3
    ART 262 Color Theory and Production 3
    ART 331 Graphic Design II: Design Strategy thru Identity, Brand, Ad Campaign 3
    ART 325 Contemporary Art and Design 3
       
    Total Credits Required 21

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