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Graphic Design

A concentration in visual arts.

The bachelor of arts in visual arts with a concentration in graphic design is intended to prepare art students for specialized careers in the field of graphic design. Students will demonstrate professional solutions to print and digital media graphic design problems through aesthetically successful graphic design projects that communicate effectively. They will produce a professional print and digital media portfolio of graphic designs for use in seeking employment or further education that present a clear understanding of the student’s creative and technical skills relevant to the field of graphic design.

Graphic Design Gallery

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Visual Arts B.A. Degree

120 credits are required with 36 credits at the 3000 level.

First Year 

First Semester

  • Art History Survey I
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
  • College Writing I: Academic Writing
  • The First Year Seminar

Second Semester

  • Art History Survey II
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Electronic Media
  • College Writing II
  • Art Studio Elective - 1 of 4 at 2000 level
Second Year 

First Semester

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Art Studio Elective - 2 of 4 at 2000 level
  • Art Studio Elective - 3 of 4 at 2000 level
  • Speech Communication
  • College Algebra or higher

Second Semester

  • Art Studio Elective - 4 of 4 at 2000 level
  • Art Studio Elective - 1 of 3 at 3000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Lab Science Elective, Environmental Science recommended
  • Environmental Sustainability / Global
  • Social Behavioral Science Elective
  • PE / Wellness
Third Year 

First Semester

  • Modern and Postmodern Art
  • Art Studio Elective - 2 of 3 at 3000 level
  • Art Studio Elective, Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Social or Behavioral Science Elective 2000 level or higher

Second Semester

  • Art Studio Elective - 3 of 3 at 3000 level
  • Art Studio Elective - 1 of 2 at 4000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Math / Science Elective – 2000 level or higher
 Fourth Year 

 First Semester

  • Art Studio Elective - 2 of 2 at 4000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective at 3000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective at 3000 level

Second Semester

  • Professional Practices with 4000 level Art Studio
  • Art Studio Elective – at 4000 level with Professional Practices
  • Art Studio Elective, Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective at 3000 level

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.