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(Archive) Graphic Design and Photography (GD PH)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1995
End Date: Fall Semester 1998

Graphic Design and Photography (GD PH) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR JAMES STEPHENSON, Director, School of Visual Arts

This major is intended to prepare students for careers in graphic design or photography. The program includes the technical skills and the creative and intellectual disciplines essential to the practices of graphic design and photography.

The Graphic Design option helps prepare students for employment in design studios, in advertising agencies, for publications, for film and television graphics, and as corporate designers. The Photography option helps prepare students for careers in commercial photography studios and in fashion, product, publications, industrial, architectural, and corporate photography.

For the B.S. degree in Graphic Design and Photography, a minimum of 129 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(12 of these 46 credits are included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 6-18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 77-89 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GA courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 45-57 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
ART H 111 GA(3), COMM 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ART 122W(3)[1], ART H 112 GA(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ART 270 GA(3)[1], 271(3)[1], 290 GA(3)[1], B A 250(3), ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ART 291(3)[1], COMM 120(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 6 credits[1] from ART 017 GA(3), 030 GA(3), 040 GA(3), 050 GA(3), 080 GA(3), 110(3), 111(3), 120(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits from ART H 214 GA(3), 305 GA(3), 325 GA(3), 405(3-6), 415(3), 435(3-6), 450(3), 470(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (0-12 credits)
Proficiency in a foreign language must be demonstrated by either examination or course work equivalent to the completion of 12 credits (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 32 credits

GRAPHIC DESIGN OPTION: 32 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (20 credits)
ART 370(4), 371(4) (Sem: 5-6)
ART 474(4) (Sem: 5-8)
ART 470(4), 471(4) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 8 credits from ART 372(3), 376(3), 300(1-4), 473(3), 475(1-3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 4 credits from ART 390(4), 391(4), 392(4), 393(4), 491(4), 494(4) (Sem: 5-8)

PHOTOGRAPHY OPTION: 32 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (28 credits)
ART 190 GA(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ART 390 (4), 391(4) (Sem: 5-6)
ART 392(4), 393(4) (Sem: 5-8)
ART 492(8), 493(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
Select 4 credits from ART 300(1-4), 474(4), 491(4), 494(4) (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.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-04-003

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)

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