Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Graphic Design
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Art Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
9
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
BFA Core
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 13
ARTS 2317Life Drawing I3
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
ARTS 3305Painting I3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
or ARTS 3307 Performance and Video Art
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
Major
ARTS 2323Principles Of Graphic Design3
ARTS 3322Typography3
ARTS 3323Graphic Design In Context3
ARTS 3324Corporate Identity Design3
ARTS 3326Graphic Design Production3
ARTS 3335Packaging Design3
ARTS 3353Motion Graphics3
ARTS 3375Web Site Development3
ARTS 3383Design History3
ARTS 4323Senior Studio In Graphic Desgn3
ARTS 4325Advanced Typographic Design3
ARTS 4331Illustration3
ARTS 4333Interactive Design3
ARTS 4385Art Since 19453
Electives3
Total Hours120

BFA Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ARTS courses to graduate with a BFA.

The BFA Portfolio Review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Computer Animation, or Photography must pass the department's BFA Portfolio Review.

The semester after completion of the Art Foundation courses, BFA majors are required to participate in the BFA Portfolio Review.

Art Foundation
ARTS 1313W.A.S.H. - 2D3
ARTS 1314W.A.S.H. - 3D3
ARTS 1315W.A.S.H. - Lecture3
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3

For more information on the BFA Portfolio Review please go to http://www.shsu.edu/academics/art/review/.

Graphic Design students must first pass the BFA Portfolio Review in order to be eligible for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review. After passing the BFA Portfolio Review, students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review the semester they are enrolled in Typography (ARTS 3322).

Some, but not all, of the upper-level studio art courses may be taken more than once for credit. Courses listed more than once in the degree plan are repeatable.

Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult an academic advisor and the Schedule of Classes before registration.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area I3
ARTS 13133Component Area III4
ARTS 13143ARTS 130313
ARTS 13153ARTS 13163
 ARTS 23133
 12 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3Component Area IX1
ARTS 23173ARTS 23753
ARTS 23233ARTS 33053
ARTS 3318 or 33203ARTS 33223
 ARTS 33853
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
ARTS 3307 or 33103Component Area VII3
ARTS 33233ARTS 33243
ARTS 33263ARTS 33353
ARTS 33753ARTS 43333
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3Component Area VII3
ARTS 33533Component Area IX3
ARTS 33833ARTS 43233
ARTS 43253ARTS 43313
ARTS 43853Electives3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120