Graphic Design

Graphic Design
Hours72.5 - 73.5 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 40 Students.
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Program Requirements

The Graphic Design BFA program is a limited enrollment program requiring department admissions approval. Interested students should declare their pre-major intent, complete DESGD 145 and submit an online portfolio of their work. Pre-major application deadlines are at the end of Fall semester, Winter semester, and Spring term.
Students accepted into the pre-major program complete the foundational courses and then may apply for the BFA professional program through a portfolio review in June.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite Course:
Apply for pre-BFA status via portfolio review.
requirement 2 Complete 3 courses
Foundational Courses:
Apply to the Graphic Design BFA program via portfolio review.
requirement 4 Complete 13.0 hours from the following course(s)
History & Critical Studies Courses:
requirement 5 Complete 2 courses
Complete this course twice:
Career & Business Courses:
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
requirement 9 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Program Outcomes: 

Cultural Change, Context and Audience

Students will be able to recognize design as a catalyst for positive cultural change and consider the importance of context, audience, and history in their work.

Design Thinking

Students will be able to create strong, conceptual work which is informed by research, design thinking, and their own personal voice.

Effective Communication Through Design

Students will be able to create dynamic visual communications which utilize effective composition, typography, and visual form.

Professional Practice

Students will be able to exhibit a professional work ethic, demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively, and present themselves professionally through a well-designed portfolio and effective written and oral communication.

Design Impact and Sustainability

Students will be able to choose sustainable methods of working that anticipate the economic, environmental, ethical, moral, spiritual, and cross-cultural impact of their design.

Design Across Media Types

Students will be able to create design solutions across multiple mediums, including print, interactive media, and film.