Foundation Year

SFDN181 F Drawing I 3
SFDN182 F Visual Language I 3
SFDN185 S Drawing II 3
SFDN191 S Time 3
SFDN183 F/S Form Study 3
F/S Studio Elective 3
HART100 F Intro to Western Art 3
HART (200 level) S History of Art Elective 3
LALW100 S Written Communication 3
FRSM100 F/S Freshman Seminar* 3

*Freshman Seminar is a course that focuses on critical reading and thinking skills. The course has multiple sections, each with a different theme; some sections focus on the history of art while others focus on liberal arts. Thus, the theme chosen determines which type of credit is reflected in the totals below.

All departmental required courses below must be successfully completed in the sequence indicated. Please refer to the departmental standing section of the academic catalogue for specific standards and minimum requirements as defined by your department. If you require further clarification, please consult with your faculty advisor or the chairperson of your department.

Sophomore Year

CDGD206 F GD Sophomore Studio 6
CDGD210 F Typography I 3
CDGD220 S Graphic Design I 3
CDGD230 S Typography II 6
LALW200 Literary Traditions 3
HART History of Art elective 3
LASS Social Science elective 3
LAMS Math/Sci elective 3

Junior Year

CDGD340 F Graphic Design II 3
CDGD342 F Information Architecture I 3
CDGD341 S Typography III 3
CDGD322 S Information Architecture II 3
LALW Lit/Writ/Film elective 3
LA-SS/LW/MS Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Sci elective 3
HART or LA-SS/LW/MS Hist of Art, Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Sci elective 3
Studio Electives* 9

Senior Year

CDGD402 F Design Research
CDGD411 F Graphic Design IV 3
CDGD420 S Graphic Design Portfolio 3
CDGD430 S Degree Project 3
HART History of Art elective 3
LA-SS/LW/MS Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Sci electives 6
Studio Electives* 9

Graphic Design Summary

Studio Foundation 18
Graphic Design 42
History of Art 12 - 18
Liberal Arts 24 - 30
Studio Electives* 18

F (fall) or S (spring) — the semester in which the course must be taken due to course availability or major sequencing.

*Studio Electives may be any studio course offered throughout the college, and should include professional electives.

Professional electives are especially helpful for a particular design area. These are highly recommended by the faculty to amplify the basic curriculum for each discipline.

The professional electives for Graphic Design include Dynamic Typography, Website Design, Print Production, Poster Design, Design Workshop, Advertising I and II, Artists' Books, Digital Photography, Course Assistantships, Internship. Photography, film/video, and printmaking courses offered by other departments may also be helpful.