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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Arts and Architecture

Graphic Design

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (GD)

PROFESSOR KELLEANN FOSTER, Interim Professor in charge

This degree is intended to prepare students for careers in graphic design. The program includes the technical skills and the creative and intellectual capacity essential to the practices of graphic design and is intended to prepare students for employment in design studios, advertising agencies, packaging, publications and corporate design, film and television graphics, and Web and interactive design.

Acceptance into the Graphic Design major is determined by a portfolio review by faculty after the completion of GD 001S(1), GD 100 GA(3), GD 101(2), GD 102(3), and IST 110 GS(3) with grades of C or better in all of these courses. Typically, this review will take place in the second semester. 

For the B. Des. degree in Graphic Design, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3-9 of these 45 credits are included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6-12 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 73 credits[1]
(This includes 3-9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GS and 0-6 credits of GA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (61 credits)
GD 1(1), GD 100 GA(3), GD 101(3), GD 102(3), IST 110 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
PHOTO 200(3) (Sem: 2-4)
GD 200(3), GD 201(3), GD 202(3) GD 203(3), IST 250(3), IST 256(3) (Sem: 3-4)
GD 300(4), GD 301(4), GD 302(4), GD 303(4) (Sem: 5-6)
GD 400(4), GD 402(4), GD 495(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 6 credits from History of the Arts coursework, which may be counted toward General Education Arts requirement.
Select 6 credits from GD 297(3); GD 304(3); GD 310(3); GD 397(3); GD 401(3); GD 404(3); GD 495(3); GD 497(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-06-019A

Review Date: 4/5/2016

R&T Revision 4/8/2014 SCR

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