B.F.A. in Art + Design - Graphic Design Concentration

Requirements for All Art + Design Majors

First-Level Foundation
ART 101DIGITAL TOOLS AND CONCEPTS3
ART 1032D PROCESS3
ART 1043D PROCESS3
ART 211DRAWING: OBSERVATION AND INVENTION3
ART 212VISUAL CONCEPTS3
ARTH 221SURVEY OF WESTERN ART I3
ARTH 222SURVEY OF WESTERN ART II3
Total Units21

Graphic Design Concentration Requirements

Second-Level Foundation
ART 219DIGITAL CONCEPTS: STRUCTURE3
ART 317GRAPHIC DESIGN I3
ART 355TYPOGRAPHY3
ART 365DESIGN FOR THE WWW3
Select one of the following:3
METALS + JEWELRY I
PAINTING I
SCULPTURE I
SCREEN PROCESS I
DIGITAL OBJECT DESIGN
Select one of the following:3
PHOTO IMAGING - FILM
PHOTO IMAGING - CREATIVE WORKFLOW
Select one of the following:3
EXHIBIT DESIGN
LETTERPRESS & BOOKBINDING
GRAPHIC DESIGN SOCIAL ISSUES
Required Courses
ART 373ILLUSTRATION PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGNERS AND ILLUSTRATORS3
ART 417GRAPHIC DESIGN II 13
ART 456TYPOGRAPHY II3
ART 457GRAPHIC DESIGN III3
ART 466DESIGN FOR THE WWW II3
ART 483PACKAGE DESIGN3
ART 490INTERNSHIP IN ART3
ART 496GRAPHIC DESIGN: PORTFOLIO3
ART 498BFA PROJECT3
ARTH 327HISTORY OF MODERN DESIGN3
Select two of the following:6
PHOTO IMAGING - LIGHT
PHOTO IMAGING - ALTERNATIVE PROCESS
PHOTO IMAGING - MOTION
PHOTO IMAGING - DIGITAL I
DIGITAL CONCEPTS: MOTION
INTERACTIVE MEDIA: THEORY AND APPLICATION
INTERACTIVE MEDIA: EXPERIMENTAL
PROGRAMMING FOR DESIGNERS
ILLUSTRATION CONCEPTS FOR DESIGNERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Select one of the following:3
MODERN ART II
HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
ART, CULTURE AND POLITICS
ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE U.S. II: 1900 TO PRESENT
LATIN AMERICAN ART: 1800 TO PRESENT
WOMEN IN ART
HISTORY OF PRINTS IN AMERICA
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF NEW MEDIA
STUDY ABROAD
Total Units60

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 1013ART 2113
ART 103 (Core 4)3ART 2123
ART 1043ART 2193
ARTH 221 (Core 5)3ARTH 2223
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 234 or 2353ART 3653
ART 3173ART 383, 465, or 3773
ART 3553ART 4173
ART 2xx/3xx Studio Course3Core 63
Core 34Core 74
Screening occurs at the end of this term.  
 16 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 3733ART 4573
ART 4563ART 4833
ARTH 3273ART 4903
ART 2xx/3xx/4xx Design Required Course3Core 9 (Suggested: ART 351 or ENGL 317)3
Core 83Core 10 3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 4663ART 4963
ART 2xx/3xx/4xx Design Required Course3ART 4983
Any 3xx/4xx ARTH course approved by adviser3Core 133
Core 113Core 143
Core 123Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 122