Dec 11, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art BFA, Graphic Design Specialization

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Specialization is a comprehensive studio art degree for students desiring careers in graphic design/visual communications. Critical thinking through the exploration of digital and print media is emphasized. After completion of the art core and pre-graphic design prerequisites, students are required to complete the graphic design concentration requirements, including an internship.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Show knowledge of the historical antecedents of visual communications.
  • Apply and demonstrate the use of the basic design elements of space, line, color shape, texture form and value.
  • Demonstrate and apply the basic design principles, such as unity, harmony, contrast, repetition, variety, emphasis, balance, proportion, functionality, proximity, etc.
  • Identify the typographic fonts that are considered classic and put these fonts to use in visual communication projects.
  • Use industry tools and software to create visual communications projects.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to use LeCorbusier’s modular grid system of layout design and be able to deconstruct said system.
  • Assemble a professional portfolio to show prospective employers.

Graphic Design Specialization

Prerequisite Lower-division Required Courses Credits: 12

Art History Credits: 4

Lower-division Required Courses Credits: 12

Total Credits: 108-110

College and Department Information

Art and Design Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Program Codes
Major plan codes: ARTBFA, ARTBFAP
Specialization plan code: GRDE

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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