Graphic Design B.F.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students selecting to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as the Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives in consultation with their academic adviser.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
ARTS 1919C Studio Foundation I9  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ARHS 2913 Art History Survey I (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2003)
or ARHS 2923 Art History Survey II (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2103)
  3
ARTS 1929C Studio Foundation II  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
State Minimum Core—Science with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
ARHS 2913 Art History Survey I (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2003)
or ARHS 2923 Art History Survey II (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2103)
3  
GDES 2313 Design Tools and Concepts3  
GDES 3313 Typographic Systems 13  
Studio Art (ARTS) course 3  
State Minimum Core—Science with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 5.1)  3
ARHS 4823 History of Graphic Design  3
GDES 3323 Typographic Systems 2  3
GDES 3383 User Experience  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
State Minimum Core—U.S. History or Government (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
GDES 3393 Identity Systems 13  
GDES 4313 Interactive Language3  
Art History (ARHS) course numbered at the 3000-level or higher3  
Studio Art (ARTS) course 3  
State Minimum Core—Fine Arts (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)1  3
State Minimum Core—Social Sciences (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3 and 4.1)2  3
GDES 4303 Professional Development and Seminar  3
GDES 4343 Identity Systems  3
Studio Art (ARTS) course  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
State Minimum Core—Social Sciences (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)33  
GDES 4323 Technology in Context3  
GDES 4353 Human Centered Design (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.2)3  
GDES 4373 Advanced Typography3  
Art History (ARHS) course numbered at the 3000-level or higher3  
State Minimum Core—Social Sciences (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  3
GDES 4363 Design for Complexity  3
GDES 4383 Degree Project (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
Any School of Art course (ARED, ARHS, ARTS, or GDES)  3
General Electives  1
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Internship credit considered in lieu of required studios upon approval of professors, based on content and merit of internship.