School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 24515     HEGIS 1009 

The Graphic Design major provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level design positions in fashion, retailing, publishing, nonprofit organizations, and innovative design firms. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAGD 311 - Graphic Design I3
GD 342 - Publication Design3
RELATED AREACD 371 - Advanced Typography I1.5
CD 441 - Broadcast Design2
LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAGD 312 - Graphic Design II3
GD 344 - Graphic Design in Digital Media2
RELATED AREACD 322 - Design Process Technology2
CD 361 - Professional Practices2
CD 372 - Advanced Typography II1.5
LIBERAL ARTSEN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions3
choice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAGD 411 - Graphic Design III3
GD 441 - Environmental Graphics2
RELATED AREAAD 494 - Senior Design Project Research3
AD 496 - Advanced Advertising Design Workshop3
TD 303 - Screen Printing with Typographic Imagery1.5
DD 231 - Color Production Techniques for Digital Prepress2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAGD 414 - Graphic Design for Packaging2
RELATED AREAAD 464 - Senior Portfolio Design1.5
AD 491 - Internship4
AD 495 - Senior Design Project3
CD 442 - Senior 3D Presentation Design1.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
 Total Credits: 64.5

Fall 2015 Requirements:  See below.

* Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • History of Art: 6 credits. CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9) and one (1) additional HA course. See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.  

  • Liberal Arts electives: EN 322 Writing in the Art and Design Professions (3 cr.), plus 9 additional credits.  Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Science). See Liberal Arts Courses.

Evening/Weekend Option:
A five-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see the Curricula or click on "Evening/Weekend Sequence" found at the top of this page).