Four-Year Degree Plan for a Major in Graphic Design

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

ART 153Beginning Drawing

4

or

ART 154Figure Drawing

4

Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:13

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

ART 204Beginning Design

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

ART 210Beginning Digital Arts

4

ART 203Beginning Printmaking

4

or

ART 207Beginning Digital Illustration

4

ART 208Beginning Photography

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

ART 305Introduction to Graphic Design

4

ART 281History of Graphic Design

4

ART 201Introduction to Painting

4

or

ART 250Observational Painting

4

or

ART 251Mixed-Media Painting

4

or

ART 252Experimental Painting

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

ART 311Online Production

4

ART 309Typography

4

ART 298Junior Seminar: Portfolio and Professional Practices

2

ART 200Handbuilding

4

or

ART 221Ceramic Sculpture

4

or

ART 222Wheel Throwing

4

or

ART 223Terra Cotta and Raku

4

or

ART 224Murals, Tiles and Mosaics

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

ART 306Graphic Design II

4

ART 398Junior Review

0

Select one of the following:

ART 268History Survey I

4

ART 269History Survey II

4

ART 270Primitive

4

ART 271Pre-Columbian

4

ART 272Near East

4

ART 273Greco-Roman

4

ART 274Medieval

4

ART 275Renaissance

4

ART 276Baroque-Rococo

4

ART 277Modern Art

4

ART 278Far East

4

or

ART 279Neo-Classical-Modern Origins

4

Total Credit Hours:124

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

ART Elective

6

ART 499Senior Project

4

Select one of the following:

ART 268History Survey I

4

ART 269History Survey II

4

ART 270Primitive

4

ART 271Pre-Columbian

4

ART 272Near East

4

ART 273Greco-Roman

4

ART 274Medieval

4

ART 275Renaissance

4

ART 276Baroque-Rococo

4

ART 277Modern Art

4

ART 278Far East

4

or

ART 279Neo-Classical-Modern Origins

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

ART Elective

7

Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

ART 420Sustainable Design

4

ART 498Senior Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 124