Graphic Design BFA Degree Program
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.
|MAJOR AREA||GD 311 - Graphic Design I||3|
|GD 342 - Publication Design||3|
|RELATED AREA||CD 371 - Advanced Typography I||1.5|
|CD 441 - Broadcast Design||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||SS 334 - The Psychology of Color||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts Elective*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||GD 312 - Graphic Design II||3|
|GD 344 - Graphic Design in Digital Media||2|
|RELATED AREA||CD 322 - Design Process Technology||2|
|CD 361 - Professional Practices||2|
|CD 372 - Advanced Typography II||1.5|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||EN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions||3|
|choice - see History of Art and Civilization*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||GD 441 - Environmental Graphics||2|
|GD 411 - Graphic Design III||3|
|RELATED AREA||AD 494 - Senior Design Project Research||3|
|AD 496 - Advanced Advertising Design Workshop||3|
|TD 303 - Screen Printing with Typographic Imagery||1.5|
|DD 231 - Color Production Techniques for Digital Prepress||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||choice - see American History* G10||3|
|MAJOR AREA||GD 414 - Graphic Design for Packaging||2|
|RELATED AREA||AD 464 - Senior Portfolio Design||1.5|
|AD 491 - Internship||4|
|AD 495 - Senior Design Project||3|
|CD 442 - Senior 3D Presentation Design||1.5|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||choice - see Other World Civilizations* G9||3||TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||18|
*Fall 2014 Requirements: See below.
FIT's General Education courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.
Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA liberal arts course.
American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10).
The Gen. Ed. Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Graphic Design major.
History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken or required.
A five-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see the Curricula or visit the FIT website at fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses varies slightly from that listed on this page.
NOTE: SS 131 must be completed prior to entering this program.