Visual Arts and New Media: Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Requirements

Foundation Program (21 credit hours):

ART 100Visual Concepts

3

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ARTS 102Foundations in 2-D Form and Content

3

ARTS 105Foundations in Drawing

3

 

ARTS 240Foundations of 3-D Form and Content

3

or

ARTS 270Foundations in Clay

3

 

ARTS 222Cinema Arts I

3

or

ARTS 225Digital Foundations

3

or

ARTS 221Foundations of Time-Based Media

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Major Requirements (51 credit hours):

ARTS 115Drawing and Painting I

3

ARTS 260Graphic Design I

3

ARTS 261Graphic Design II

3

ARTS 360Graphic Design III

3

ARTS 361Graphic Design IV

3

ARTS 365Typography I

3

ARTS 366Typography II

3

ARTH 371History of Graphic Design

3

ARTS 460Graphic Design V

3

ARTS 465Typography III

3

ARTS 469Design Realities/Professional Practice

1-3

 

ARTS 155Introduction to Film Photography

3

or

ARTS 156Introduction to Digital Photography

3

 

Twelve additional credit hours of electives, 9 of which should concentrate in another discipline with the department of Visual Arts and New Media, per advisement

12

ARTH Art History Electives

3

Total Credit Hours:51

NOTE:

  • ARTS 400 Senior Exhibition is optional, but strongly recommended. To enroll, a 3.5 GPA (in ARTS) and/or area faculty approval is required.
  • ARTS 469 is a variable 1-3 credit hour course, and BFA students must successfully complete the course with 3 credit hours.
  • ARTS 490 Learning Assistant can be used for a maximum of 6 credit hours of electives under advisement.
  • ARTS 497 Research Practicum can be used for a maximum of 3 credit hours of electives under advisement.

Visiting Artist Program (8 credit hours):

Eight semesters at 1 credit hour each.

Total Credit Hours:8

NOTE: The Visiting Artist Program is only required each semester the student is a major within the department.

Total Credit Hours: 80