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2013 - 2014

BA in Visual Arts: Graphic Design Emphasis (47.5 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirement for admission to this major.

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  1. Complete the following core courses:
  2. Obtain acceptance into the graphic design BA program.
  3. Complete a minimum of three hours from the following:
  4. Complete the following:
  5. Complete six hours from the following history electives:
  6. Complete the following:
      VAGD 210 : Introduction to Media Design. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAGD 210 : Introduction to Media Design. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into Visual Arts.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the process and methodology of creating graphic design across multiple media types. An introduction to designing interactive experiences, interfaces for digital applications, and communicating by applying motion to design.

      Course Outcomes


      VAGD 243 : Basic Typography. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAGD 243 : Basic Typography. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into Visual Arts.
      DESCRIPTION: Studio course which familiarizes the student with the history, terminology, elements and principles of effective typographic design. The course explores the role typography plays in visual communication.

      Course Outcomes


      VAGD 245 : Introduction to Graphic Design. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAGD 245 : Introduction to Graphic Design. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into Visual Arts.
      DESCRIPTION: Introductory course that explores visual communication through the study of form, visual principles, theoretical and visual experimentation, concept development, and creative thinking. Students examine the connection between visual form, context, and the creation of meaning.

      Course Outcomes


  7. Complete 16 hours from the following emphasis electives:


Recommended history courses:



*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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