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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

Semester 1 - Fall

  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Art History I
  • Color Theory
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Drawing & Comp I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical Reading 0/2
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 2 - Spring

  • Tech Elective: Electronic Media
  • College Writing II
  • Art History II
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (1 of 4)
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 3 - Fall

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture
  • Speech Communication
  • Quantitative: (College Algebra or a higher level MATH course)
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (2 of 4)
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Social & Cultural Elective: (Fundamentals of Graphic Design)
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 4 - Spring

  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (3 of 4)
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (4 of 4)
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Social & Cultural Elective
  • Scientific Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 5 - Fall

  • Modern & Post-Modern Art
  • Intermediate Art Studio (1 of 3)
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 6 - Spring

  • Intermediate Art Studio (2 of 3)
  • Intermediate Art Studio (3 of 3)
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 7 - Fall

  • Advanced Art Studio (1 of 2)
  • Minor/Free Elective 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 8 - Spring

  • Advanced Art Studio (2 of 2)
  • Moral: Prof Practices
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit
  • Senior Exhibit Capstone

Updated 10/2017 Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

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