After completion of the Foundation Series requirements, students qualify as art majors and select an emphasis area.
Students must receive a “C-” or higher in all art coursework to satisfy degree requirements. BFA Art Studio Emphases may require different grades in particular courses. See the specific BFA Art Studio emphasis for details.
Honors in Art
Students seeking an HBFA in Art or Art Teaching must complete:
Major Requirements for Art - Graphic Design Emphasis
Graphic Design is a 4-year, sequential program. Students must complete the Art Studio Foundation series (listed above) and an additional 3-years of graphic design requirement (listed below). Acceptance into this emphasis is through portfolio review only. Graphic Design students must receive a “C” or higher in ART 3610.
At the end of the Spring Semester of sophomore year, graphic design students will undergo a review that will determine continuance into the junior year of the program. In order to be eligible for continuation into the Junior year, students are required to: 1) earn a 2.7 grade point average (B-) in their Sophomore courses; 2) complete a self-evaluation form; and 3) attend an in-person portfolio review.
Advanced Graphic Desing Studio Courses are to be taken in Junior year Spring term, Senior year Fall term and Senior year Spring term. Not every advanced graphic design studio course is offered every term.