Graphic Design, BS (transition)

This program is not open for entry for the 2016–2017 year.

The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design offers students an opportunity to learn how to use visual forms, along with text, to communicate to an audience. The course of study includes the fundamentals of art and design and effective communication of the message, 2D and 3D design, computer graphics, and advanced work in electronic publishing, web design, and advertising. Throughout the program, students develop communication, technical, and problem-solving skills and compile a portfolio that represents their work in the program. Students have the opportunity to become skilled in the latest technologies in graphic design.

Successful graduates of the program are prepared for entry into the field of graphic design at one or more of a variety of starting points—production and design relating to web, mobile, print, advertising, and digital image creation.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Courses

33 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
PHL 2120Ethical Issues in Communication3
Course satisfying Engaging with the Natural and Designed World core3
Course satisfying Understanding Societies and Institutions core3

Foundation Courses

19 semester hours required

ART 1101Introduction to Art3
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
and Lab for ENG 3107
CMN 2310Professional Speaking3
CMN 1100Organizational Communication3
TCC 2200Introduction to Technical Writing3
ENG 3260Writing to Inform and Persuade3
or TCC 3450 Writing for the Web

Major Courses

39 semester hours required

Required Courses
ART 2100Foundation in Visual Communication3
ART 3100Visual Foundations: Color3
ART 4100Graphic Communication 13
ART 4110Graphic Communication 23
ART 4120Advertising Design3
ART 2200Fundamentals of Computer Graphics and Desktop Publishing3
ART 3110Electronic Publishing and Design3
Complete a course from the following range:3
ART 4900 to ART 4999
Elective Courses
Complete 12 semester hours from the following:12
Typography: Communicating Content with Form
Digital Photography
Web and Mobile Development
Web Design and Multimedia
Principles of Marketing
Complete 3 semester hours from the following subject areas:3

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 29 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.