Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Graphic Design)

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

78 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (120 semester credit hours)

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

Degree Course Requirements (78 semester credit hours)

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 Art3
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

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Graphic Design) Program of Study

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 Photography3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
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 Image3
Creative Arts Core3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
ART 3293Design I: Identity and Symbols3
ART 4613Printmaking3
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 Design3
ART 3053 or 3343 (ART 3053 [GP])Global Perspectives in Art3
ART 4903 (ST: History of Graphic Design )Special Topics3
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art3
ART 4253Design II: Publication Design3
ART 4233The Professional Portfolio3
ART 4653Color Photography ART 23573
Component Area Option (Multicultural Women's Studies)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 4293Design IV: Advertising Design3
ART 4993Exhibition3
ART 4953Cooperative Education3
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.