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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, Graphic Design Concentration, B.F.A.


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Department of Art and Design  
615-898-2455
Jean Nagy, program coordinator
Jean.Nagy@mtsu.edu

The B.F.A. program is designed for those who wish to work professionally as artists in art-related fields and/or work toward a graduate degree (M.F.A.). All students pursuing a major in Art are required to complete the General Education requirements as specified by the department. Students should consult with their advisors each semester in order to plan their schedules of courses.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Art, Graphic Design, B.F.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education course is recommended for this major:

  • Art 1920 (Hum/FA)

Major Requirements (55 hours)


The Graphic Design concentration requires a grade of C in ART 1610 , ART 1620 , ART 1630 , ART 1640 , ART 2310 , ART 2325 , and ART 3325 .

Graphic Design (21 hours)


Studio Courses (9 hours)


Choose three of the following courses:

Upper-Division Art History (6 hours)


Art Cognate (9 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Candidacy Program


The Graphic Design concentration includes a candidacy program based on successful completion of certain required classes with specified minimum grade point expectations and performance for retention in Graphic Design. The candidacy program imposes requirements in several areas:

  1. Admission to most upper-division professional courses in the Graphic Design concentration will be restricted to students admitted to candidacy.
  2. All students in the Graphic Design concentration should apply for admission to candidacy at the end of the semester in which they will have completed 45 semester hours of coursework.
  3. At a minimum, students in the Graphic Design concentration must have completed each of the following courses with a grade of C (2.00) or better before applying for candidacy:
    ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design 
    ART 1620 - Drawing I 
    ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design 
    ART 1640 - Drawing II 
    ART 2310 - Graphic Design Technologies 
    ART 2325 - Typographic Design 
    ART 3325 - Word and Image 
  4. At a minimum, students applying for candidacy in the Graphic Design concentration must have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 on all University-level coursework.
  5. Students applying for candidacy in the Graphic Design concentration must twice submit for juried review a portfolio containing work completed in the courses listed in item 3 above (specified graphic-related electives). (The majority of the work in the portfolio must be two-dimensional.) The first portfolio review will follow completion of ART 2325  and a second review will follow completion of ART 3325 . If after the second portfolio review a student is not admitted to candidacy the student may, with modifications, submit the portfolio one additional time before being asked to find another major or concentration.

Curriculum: Art, Graphic Design


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Spring


  • ART 2325 - Typographic Design 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division art history 3 credit hours
  • Studio elective 3 credit hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


  • ART 3325 - Word and Image 3 credit hours
  • Graphic Design elective 3 credit hours
  • Studio elective 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division art history 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours

Subtotal: 16 Hours


Junior Spring


  • ART 3330 - Portfolio I 3 credit hours
  • Graphic Design elective 3 credit hours
  • Art cognate 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours


NOTE:


 *Students who count ART 1920  as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit must choose one additional art course.

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