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2022-2023 Catalog
Graphic Design & Digital Media (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Program Description for Graphic Design & Digital Media

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Prerequisites (21 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

ART1300C Drawing I (3 Credits)

ART2301C Drawing II (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: ARTX330, X205, X310, X305

ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: ART XXXX 2D

ART1600C Digital Imaging Methods (3 Credits)

ARH2050 Art History Survey I (3 Credits)

GRA2190C Graphic Design: Principles (3 Credits)

GRA2208C Type Visualization (3 Credits)

Core Requirements (12 credits)

Must be completed with a grade of C or higher

ARH2051 Art History Survey II (3 Credits)

GRA2160C GD: Process and Methods (3 Credits)

GRA2110C GD: Creativity and Critique (3 Credits)

GRA2108 Graphic Design History (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (24 credits)

Grades of C or above required in all major requirements and major electives.
Students may not enroll in 3000/4000 level major requirements or major electives until after they have successfully completed the portfolio review and been selected for the major.

GRA3523C UI and Interaction Design (3 Credits)

GRA3155C Graphic Symbols and Semiotics (3 Credits)

GRA3192C Type Communication (3 Credits)

GRA3512C Visual Identity (3 Credits)

Prereqs: GRA 3155C

GRA3139C Time-Based Media (3 Credits)

GRA4886C Visual Systems (3 Credits)

Prereqs: GRA 3155C and GRA 3192

GRA4423 GDDM Professional Practices (3 Credits)

GRA4189C Graphic Design Portfolio (3 Credits)

Major Electives (18 credits)

Must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

SELECT 4 GRA 3000/4000 level courses

SELECT 2 COURSES (3000/4000) FROM:


Free Electives (6 credits)


This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).