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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program (BFA)

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
RELATED AREACD 371 - Advanced Typography I1.5
CD 441 - Broadcast Design2
GENERAL EDUCATIONSS 334 - The Psychology of Color3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAGD 342 - Publication Design3
GD 344 - Graphic Design in Digital Media2
RELATED AREACD 322 - Design Process Technology2
CD 372 - Advanced Typography II1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions3
choice - see History of Art & Civilization*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAGD 312 - Graphic Design II3
GD 414 - Graphic Design for Packaging2
RELATED AREAAD 494 - Senior Design Project Research3
AD 496 - Advanced Advertising Design Workshop3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see American History* G103
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAGD 441 - Environmental Graphics2
RELATED AREAAD 464 - Senior Portfolio Design1.5
AD 495 - Senior Design Project3
CD 361 - Professional Practices2
DD 231 - Color Production Techniques for Digital Prepress2
SD 303 - Screen Printing with Typographic Imagery1.5
Semester 9
MAJOR AREAGD 411 - Graphic Design III3
RELATED AREAAD 491 - Internship4
CD 442 - Senior 3D Presentation Design1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Other World Civilizations*3
 Total Credits: 64.5

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

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 General Education 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).

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