Graphic Design is a growing industry with many exciting specializations for students to explore and develop skills at. Students in this concentration will take a wide range of courses related to visual communication, including basic training in drawing, painting, and color, as well as typography and information design, motion graphics, and web and interactive design.
The graphic design concentration provides the same foundation in classical drawing and painting techniques, as well as traditional aesthetics principles, as the oil painting concentration. At the same time, students will learn modern design technologies, tools, and software. With a solid training in classical fine arts techniques and perspectives to inform their creations in the digital format, graduates from this concentration can expect to stand out from their colleagues in the workplace.
Overall job prospects for graduates majoring in Fine Arts and Design is steady. Students with a BFA in Fine Arts and Design have a wide variety of career options, including:
In addition to the standard college admissions criteria, successful applicants to the BFA in Fine Arts and Design program are required to have an adequate background in drawing, painting, or related training. An applicant is required to submit a portfolio of his or her work during the application process.
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The BFA in Fine Arts and Design is a 120-semester credits curriculum with three major components: major requirements (82 credits), core general education courses (32 credits), and free electives (6 credits).
|ART102A||Art Anatomy A||2||None|
|ARH101||Art History I||3||None|
|ARH102||Art History II||3||ARH101|
|ARH203||Art History III||3||ARH102|
|ART111||Visual Literacy I||2||None|
|BUS121||Fundamentals of Arts Management||3||None|
|BUS312||Digital Marketing for Artists||2||None|
|ART451||Senior Project||4||Dept. Approval|
|ART461||Senior Internship||4||Dept. Approval|
|Fundamental Design Skills||21|
|DSG101||Design Studio I||3||None|
|DSG102||Design Studio II||3||DSG101|
Design Studio III |
Dr. Nizewitz & Dr. Lake's Office
|DSG202||Design Studio IV||3||DSG201|
|DSG103||Typography Design I||3||None|
|DSG104||Typography Design II||3||DSG103|
|DSG203||Typography Design III||3||DSG104|
|Design History, Theory, Lectures||14|
|ARH131||History of Graphic Design||3||None|
|ART112||Visual Literacy II||3||ART111|
|DSG215||Design with Color||2||DSG101|
|Design Elective (Select at least 13cr from)||13|
|DSG321||Motion Graphics Studio I||3||DSG102|
|DSG322||Motion Graphics Studio II||3||DSG321|
|DSG331||Environmental Graphic Design||2||DSG102|
All undergraduate students, regardless of their major, are required to acquire certain essential knowledge and skill sets by taking courses from the General Education Core.
Students in the BFA in Fine Arts and Design program will achieve the “Natural Science,” “Arts & Aesthetics,” and “Health & Wellness” requirements through their major courses.
As a result, a remainder of 32 general education credits will be needed to meet the general education requirements.
Students are free to choose 6 credits from any college level courses offered by the College.
The academic requirements for graduation are the successful completion of the curriculum with a grade point average of no less than 2.0. In addition, a graduate must have taken at least 50 percent of all courses from Fei Tian College.