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Program Sample Plan

Program name: Graphic Design B.F.A.
Sample Plan: Graphic Design B.F.A. Sample Plan
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: 17.0 cr
DES 1101W - Introduction to Design Thinking : 4.0 cr : AH, WI
DES 2101 - Design and Visual Presentation : 2.0 cr
GDES 1311 - Foundations: Drawing and Design in Two and Three Dimensions : 4.0 cr
GDES 1312 - Foundations: Color and Design in Two and Three Dimensions : 4.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
Year 1 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
Freshman Composition :4.0 cr
LE (Biological Sciences) :4.0 cr
LE (Mathematical Thinking) :3.0 cr
GDES 1315 - Foundations: The Graphic Studio : 4.0 cr
Year 2 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
GDES 2345 - Typography : 4.0 cr
LE (Social Sciences) :3.0 cr
GDES 2361 - Design Process: Photography : 3.0 cr
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking : 3.0 cr : CIV
Elective :2.0 cr
Year 2 - Spring Semester: 14.0 cr
DES 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation for Design : 1.0 cr
GDES 2342 - Web Design : 3.0 cr
GDES 3351 - Text and Image : 3.0 cr
GDES 3312 - Color and Form in Surface Design : 4.0 cr
GDES 2399W - Design and its Discontents: Design, Society, Economy, and Culture : 3.0 cr : WI
Year 3 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
DES 3131 - User Experience in Design : 4.0 cr
GDES 3352 - Identity and Symbols : 3.0 cr
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design : 4.0 cr : WI
LE (Environment, Physical Sciences) :4.0 cr
Year 3 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
GCC 3xxx : 3.0 cr
GDES 3353 - Packaging and Display : 3.0 cr
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography : 4.0 cr
ECON 1xxx : 3.0 cr
Elective :2.0 cr
Year 4 - Fall Semester: 14.0 cr
GDES 4196 - Internship in Graphic Design : 1.0 cr
GDES 4361W - Thesis Studio and Writing : 3.0 cr : WI
ARTS 1701 - Introduction to Photography : 4.0 cr : AH
GDES 4371 - Data Visualization Studio : 3.0 cr
LE (Diversity and Soc Justice US, Historical Perspectives) :3.0 cr
Year 4 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
GDES 4362 - Senior Thesis and Exhibition : 3.0 cr
GDES 4363 - Graphic Design Portfolio : 3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
LE (Global Perspectives) :3.0 cr
LE (Literature) :3.0 cr