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Begin Date: Summer 2011
End Date: Spring 2016

Graphic Design

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (GD)

PROFESSOR KEITH CUMMINGS, 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 PHOTO 100 GA(3) with grades of C or better in all of these courses. Typically, this review will take place in the second semester. Applicants who are not accepted into the major may re-apply the following year but must realize that this course of action could delay their graduation by at least one year.

For the B. Des. degree in Graphic Design, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-6 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: 69 credits[1]
(This includes 0-6 credits of General Education courses: 0-6 credits of GA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (51 credits)
GD 001S(1), GD 100(3), GD 101(2), GD 102(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3), PHOTO 200(3) (Sem: 1-2)
GD 200(3), GD 201(3), GD 202W(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 (18 credits)
Select 12 credits from "history of arts" coursework (6 of these credits may also be counted toward the General Education Arts requirement)
Select 6 credits from GD 304(3), GD 310(3-6), GD 401(3), GD 404(3), and GD 495(1-15) (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 Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-06-006

Review Date: 04/12/2011

R&T Revision 4/8/2014 SCR

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