Dec 09, 2023  
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Major in Art

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.

Recommended Lower-Division Curriculum

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Second Year - Fall

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Second Year - Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Graphic Design Concentration

 The Graphic Design concentration requires a minimum of 79 semester hours in art and graphic-related courses including

19 hours of foundation courses:

18 hours of core graphic design courses (taken in sequence):

3 hours of internship:

9 hours of specified studio electives, complete 3 courses from:

6 hours of upper-division art history:

9 hours of a cognate in art

 approved by the advisor and chosen from the approved areas

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.

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