Degree Plans

B.F.A. Degree in Communication Design

72 hours

1. 18 hours foundation

  • ARTS-1113 - Fundamentals of Drawing
  • ARTS-1213 - Figure Drawing
  • ARTS-1413 - Elements of Visual Thinking
  • * ARTS-3343 - Ancient to Modern Art History
  • * ARTS-3353 - Contemporary Art
  • ARTS-3773 - The Business of Branding Yourself

2. 30 hours communication design

  • ARTS-2223 - Introduction to Communication Design
  • ARTS-2233 - Type As Visual Language
  • ARTS-3243 - Graphic Design
  • ARTS-3253 - Print and Social Media Design
  • ARTS-3263 - Advanced Graphic Design
  • ARTS-3523 - Illustration I
  • ARTS-3333 - History of Design
  • ARTS-3513 - Graphic Arts Production
  • ARTS-4253 - Integrated Marketing Design
  • ARTS-4523 - Illustration II

3. 12 hours digital design

  • ** ARTS-1103 - Technology for Graphics
  • ARTS-2243 - Interactive Media Design I
  • ARTS-2323 - Digital Design for Print
  • ARTS-3443 - Interactive Media Design II

12 hours chosen from

  • ARTS-2513 - Painting I
  • ARTS-2743 - 3D Modeling I
  • ARTS-3113 - Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
  • ARTS-3123 - Printmaking: Serigraphy
  • ARTS-3163 - Animation Principles & Practices
  • ARTS-3173 - 3D Modeling & Animation II
  • ARTS-3213 - Painting II
  • ARTS-3363 - Photography I
  • ARTS-3383 - Motion Imagery
  • ARTS-4213 - Open Studio
  • ARTS-4333 - Commercial Studio Photography
  • COMM-2643 - Media Production
  • COMM-3653 - Television Field Production
  • COMM-4763 - Advanced Media Production

* Fulfills the Great Works Core Curriculum requirement.

** Can test out of class.

B.S. Degree in Communication Design

51 Hours

Marketing minor required

9 hours core

  • ARTS-1113 - Fundamentals of Drawing or ARTS-1213 - Figure Drawing
  • ARTS-1413 - Elements of Visual Thinking
  • ARTS-3773 - The Business of Branding Yourself

30 hours communication design

  • ARTS-2223 - Introduction to Communication Design
  • ARTS-2233 - Type As Visual Language
  • ARTS-3243 - Graphic Design
  • ARTS-3253 - Print and Social Media Design
  • ARTS-3263 - Advanced Graphic Design
  • ARTS-3523 - Illustration I
  • ARTS-3333 - History of Design
  • ARTS-3513 - Graphic Arts Production
  • ARTS-4253 - Integrated Marketing Design
  • ARTS-4523 - Illustration II

12 hours digital design

  • * ARTS-1103 - Technology for Graphics
  • ARTS-2243 - Interactive Media Design I
  • ARTS-2323 - Digital Design for Print
  • ARTS-3443 - Interactive Media Design II

Marketing Minor 

19 hours

13 hours business core

  • ACCT-2113 - Accounting Principles I
  • BUSA-1211 - Introduction to Business
  • ECON-2113 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • MGMT-3113 - Principles of Management
  • MKTG-3313 - Principles of Marketing

6 hours marketing chosen from

  • MKTG-3413 - Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG-3513 - Electronic Commerce and Online Marketing
  • MKTG-3713 - Sales Management and the Sales Process
  • MKTG-4313 - Promotional Strategies

* Can test out of the class.

Take ARTS-2013 - Survey of Visual Culture to fulfill the Great Works core curriculum requirement.