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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Art, B.F.A. - Graphic Design Emphasis


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Major Requirements for Art


Department of Art & Art History
 
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Honors Advisor: Wendy Wischer

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 63

Admission Requirements

After completion of the Foundation Series requirements, students qualify as art majors and select an emphasis area.

Graduation Requirements

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. 

Sophomore Year


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.

Junior and Senior Years


In the Junior and Senior years of the Graphic Design program, students will complete ART 3650, ART 3680, ART 4690 and ART 4830 and 6 advanced graphic design studio courses, chosen from the list below. 

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 14 Credit(s)

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 14 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 17 Credit(s)

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


  • Advanced Graphics Studio 9 Credit(s)
  • General Education (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree (IR) 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Advanced Graphic Studio 9 Credit(s)
  • General Education (SF/AS) 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

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