Graphic Design Curriculum Requirements

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)


Major Requirements

The Graphic Design consists of 70 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • AGD 1000 Design Production (3 s.h.)
  • ART 1010 Foundations I Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 1020 Foundations II Design (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 2030 Foundations III Design 3D (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2030 Foundations IV Drawing I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2050 Foundations Painting I (3 s.h.)

Studio Art Core

  • AGD 3010 B.F.A. Portfolio Review 1 s.h.
  • ART 3000 Intermediate Drawing II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3010 Photographic Media I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3090 Relief Printmaking (3 s.h.)

Art History

  • AGD 2040 History of Graphic Design (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 2530 Survey of Art I (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 2540 Survey of Art II (3 s.h.)

Any two courses from the following three:

  • ARH 3530 Renaissance & Baroque Art History (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 3540 19th- and 20th-Century Art History (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 4850 Special Topics in Art History (3 s.h.)

Professional Core

  • AGD 2010 Typography I (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 2050 Typography II (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 2000 Graphic Design Studio I (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 2020 Imaging for Graphic Design I (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 3000 Graphic Design Studio II (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 3020 Imaging for Graphic Design II (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 3030 Graphic Design Studio III (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 3050 Imaging for Graphic Design III (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 4000 Graphic Design Studio IV (capstone) (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 4010 Graphic Design Workshop (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 4020 B.F.A. Senior Exhibit (capstone) (1 s.h.)
  • ART 4010 Business and Marketing in Art (2 s.h.)

Major Electives

  • Select 6 s.h. from other AGD, ARH, and/or ART courses