Plan of Study

BFA in Graphic Design 
First Year
ART 101 Art Survey IART 102 Art Survey II
COR 101 Surface Space & Time*COR 102 Studio for Research & Practice*
ENG 101 English Composition IENG 102 English Composition II
GRD 101 History of Graphic DesignGRD 121 Fundamentals of Typography
(15 Credit Hours)(15 Credit Hours)
Second Year
GRD 230 Digital Design IGRD 210 Concept Development
GRD 232 Experimental TypographyGRD 221 Digital Design II
GRD 321 Illustration IGRD 300 Portfolio Review
HIS 101 History of World Civilization IGRD 341 Intro to HTML & CSS
MAT 101 Math for the Visual ArtsHIS 102 History of World Civilization II
SCI 3XX Natural Science Series
(15 Credit Hours)(15 Credit Hours)
Third Year
GRD 233 Digital Design IIICOM 220 Speech Communication
GRD 332 Advanced TypographyGRD 310 Brand Development
GRD 342 Advanced Web DevelopmentGRD 343 Web & Interactive
Social Science RequirementGraphic Design Elective
Studio Elective: Graphic Design or Visual ArtVisual Arts Elective
(15 Credit Hours)(15 Credit Hours)
Fourth Year
GRD 401 Professional PracticesGRD 460 Senior Portfolio Development
GRD 410 Promotion & PackagingGraphic Design Elective
Graphic Design Elective or GRD 323 Illustration III** or GRD 344 ST in Web Development***Upper Level Art History Elective
General Education Elective #1General Education Elective #2
Visual Art ElectiveVisual Art Elective
(15 Credit Hours)(15 Credit Hours)

* 6 credit hours

** Required for the Illustration Concentration

***Required for the Web Design Concentration

Visual Arts Core or General Education courses and some Film elective courses may be taken over the summer.