Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 78 sch  

ART.BFA           CIP Code: 50.0701.00

Students must make a C or above in all art degree courses.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design3
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 1503Introduction to Painting3
ART 1603Introduction to Photography3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art (Graphic Design Section Only)3
ART 2403Western Art History I3
or ART 3513 History of Art: 19th Century
ART 2413Western Art History II3
or ART 4523 History of Art: 20th Century
ART 2653Black and White Photography3
ART 2753Sculpture I3
ART 2823Ceramics: Handbuilding3
or ART 2833 Ceramics: Throwing I
ART 3053Global Perspectives in Art ((GP))3
ART 3343Women in the Visual Arts3
ART 4613Printmaking3
ART Course Elective3
ART Course Elective or BUS 3000/4000 Course Elective3
ART 4993Exhibition3
Graphic Design Concentraton Courses
ART 3243Fundamentals of Type and Image3
ART 3293Design I: Identity and Symbols3
ART 4233The Professional Portfolio3
ART 4253Design II: Publication Design3
ART 4283Design III: Interactive Design3
ART 4293Design IV: Advertising Design3
ART 4903Special Topics (History of Graphic Design )3
ART 4653Color Photography3
or ART 4663 Digital Photography
ART 4953Cooperative Education3
Total Semester Credit Hours78

(GP) satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design ARTS 13113
ART 1303Basic Drawing ARTS 13163
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO Core2
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design ARTS 13123
ART 1503Introduction to Painting ARTS 23163
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
ART 1603Introduction to Photography 3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art 3
ART 2403Western Art History I ARTS 13033
Mathematics Core3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 2413Western Art History II ARTS 13043
ART 2653Black and White Photography ARTS 23563
ART 3243Fundamentals of Type and Image 3
Creative Arts Core3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
ART 3293Design I: Identity and Symbols 3
ART 4613Printmaking 3
ART 2823 or 2833 (Ceramics: Throwing I)Ceramics: Handbuilding ( ARTS 2346) or ( ARTS 2347)3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 2753 or 2823Sculpture I ( ARTS 2326) or ( ARTS 2346)3
ART 4283Design III: Interactive Design 3
ART 3053 or 3343 (ART 3053 GP)Global Perspectives in Art 3
ART 4903 (ST: History of Graphic Design )Special Topics 3
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art 3
ART 4253Design II: Publication Design 3
ART 4233The Professional Portfolio 3
ART 4653Color Photography ART 23573
Component Area Option (Multicultural Women's Studies)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 4293Design IV: Advertising Design 3
ART 4993Exhibition 3
ART 4953Cooperative Education 3
ART Course Elective3
ART Course Elective or BUS 3000/4000 Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement