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Program Sample Plan

Program name: Graphic Design B.F.A.
Sample Plan: Graphic Design
Total Credits: 120.0
The sample plan below shows you one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Your academic plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements, if you have multiple course options to choose from in your major, or if courses don't fit your schedule in a given term. Use Graduation Planner to make your customized plan, and work with your academic adviser to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time.
Year 1 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
DES 1101W - Introduction to Design Thinking : 4.0 cr : AH, WI
GDES 1311 - Foundations: Drawing and Design in Two and Three Dimensions : 4.0 cr
Freshman Composition :4.0 cr
LE (Global Perspectives) :4.0 cr
Year 1 - Spring Semester: 14.0 cr
DES 2101 - Design and Visual Presentation : 2.0 cr
GDES 1312 - Foundations: Color and Design in Two and Three Dimensions : 4.0 cr
GDES 1315 - Foundations: The Graphic Studio : 4.0 cr
LE (Biological Sciences) :4.0 cr
Year 2 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking : 3.0 cr : CIV
GDES 2345 - Typography : 4.0 cr
GDES 2361 - Design Process: Photography : 3.0 cr
LE (Literature) :3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
Year 2 - Spring Semester: 14.0 cr
GDES 2342 - Web Design : 3.0 cr
DES 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation for Design : 1.0 cr
GDES 3312 - Color and Form in Surface Design : 4.0 cr
GDES 3351 - Text and Image : 3.0 cr
GDES 2399W - Design and its Discontents: Design, Society, Economy and Culture : 3.0 cr : WI
Year 3 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
GDES 3352 - Identity and Symbols : 3.0 cr
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design : 4.0 cr : WI
GDES 5341 - Interactive Design : 3.0 cr
Other GDes elective courses can be used. See your APAS.
LE (Technology and Society) :3.0 cr
LE (Social Sciences) :3.0 cr
Good study abroad term
Year 3 - Spring Semester: 14.0 cr
MGMT 3xxx : 3.0 cr
GDES 3353 - Packaging and Display : 3.0 cr
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography : 4.0 cr
LE (Physical Sciences) :4.0 cr
Good study abroad term
Year 4 - Fall Semester: 14.0 cr
GDES 4196 - Internship in Graphic Design : 1.0 cr
DES 3131 - User Experience in Design : 4.0 cr
Other GDes electives courses can be used. See your APAS.
GCC 3xxx : 3.0 cr
LE (Diversity and Soc Justice US) :3.0 cr
GDES 4361W - Thesis Studio and Writing : 3.0 cr : WI
Year 4 - Spring Semester: 16.0 cr
GDES 4362 - Senior Thesis and Exhibition : 3.0 cr
GDES 4363 - Graphic Design Portfolio : 3.0 cr
PDES 3711 - Toy Product Design : 4.0 cr
Other GDes electives courses can be used. See your APAS.
LE (Historical Perspectives) :3.0 cr
LE (Mathematical Thinking) :3.0 cr