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College of the Arts

Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

College of the Arts Courtyard

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree - Option in Visual Communication (ART_BF08)

Four Year Plan - 132 Units Required

- Note: Units for Art 10 do not count toward the degree.

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2
Art 130 Foundation 2D
Art 181 Foundation Drawing
Art 10  Art Matrix
GE Class
Composition or Oral Communication
GE Math
3
3
1
3
3
3
Art 131 Foundation 3D
Art 187 Foundation Painting
AH 111A Found. Art History I (GE/C1)
Art 10  Art Matrix
Oral Communication or Composition
GE Critical Thinking

3
3
3
1
3
3

Total Units
17
Total Units
16
Semester 3
Semester 4
Art 184 Foundation Life Drawing
AH 111B Foundation Art History ll
Art 10  Art Matrix
GE Lab Science
GE Class
GE Class

3
3
1
4
3
3

Art 223 Lettering & Typography
AH 113A Survey of Asian Art or
AH113B Asian Art History
Art 10  Art Matrix
GE Lab Science
GE Class
GE Class
3
3

1
4
3
3
Total Units
17
Total Units
17
Semester 5
Semester 6
Art 318 Typographic Design
Art 321 Graphic Design
Art 331 Vis. Comm. Des.Concepts
Art 349 Computer Art
Art (Upper Div. Out of Specialization)
GE Class

3
3
3
3
3
3

Art 329 Advertising Design
Art 337 Graphic Design V
Art 334 Graphic Design III
Art 336 Graphic Design IV
Art 10 Art Matrix
Elective
3
3
3
3
1
3
Total Units
18
Total Units
16
Semester 7
Semester 8
Art 423 Graphic Design VI
Art (Choose 1):  Art 499S Spec.St.  OR
    Art 420 Vis.Comm. Dsn. Wkshp   OR
    Art 442 Intshp in Vis. Comm. 
AH (Upper Div. Art History)
GE Capstone course
GE Capstone course
Elective
3
3


3
3
3
3
Art 424 Advertising III
Art (Choose 1):  Art 499S Spec.St.  OR
    Art 420 Vis.Comm. Dsn. Wkshp   OR
    Art 442 Intshp in Vis. Comm. 
Art (Upper Div. out of Specialization)
Dsgn 368 Hist./Theory of Design
GE Capstone course
Elective
3
3


3
3
3
3
Total Units
18
Total Units
18