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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.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAGD 311 - Graphic Design I3
GD 342 - Publication Design3
RELATED AREACD 371 - Advanced Typography I1.5
CD 441 - Broadcast Design2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYSS 334 - The Psychology of Color3
choice - see Liberal Arts Elective*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
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYEN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions3
choice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAGD 441 - Environmental Graphics2
GD 411 - Graphic Design III3
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
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
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
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
 Total Credits: 64.5

*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).

Foreign Language:
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.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, or any other HA course that meets the General Education requirement for Other World Civilizations (G9).

Evening/Weekend Option:
A five-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see the Curricula or visit the FIT website at ). The sequence of courses varies slightly from that listed on this page.

NOTE: SS 131 must be completed prior to entering this program.