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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

School of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Option in Graphic Design (132 units)

Students who fall below a GPA of 3.2 in upper division courses in Graphic Design for two consecutive semesters will be removed from this B.F.A. program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course

  • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course

  • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181

  • ART 223 Lettering-Typography (3)
    Prerequisite: For Art majors: ART 130, 181. For Design majors: DESN 120A and 132A.

Take 3 units of the following:

  • 100-level AH

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 132 Foundation Color Theory (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 130

  • ART 241 Introduction to Photography (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 130, 181.

  • ART 270 Introduction to Printmaking (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 181

  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 318 Type II: Intermediate Typography (3)
    Prerequisites: For Art Majors: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223; ART 132, 241, 270 or 287; AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor. For Design Majors: DESN 120A, 132A, and ART 223.

  • ART 321 Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
    Prerequisites: For Art Majors: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223; ART 132, 241, 270, or 287; AH 111A, AH 111B. For Design Majors: ART 223; DESN 120A, 120B, 132A, 132B; AH 111A, 111B.

  • ART 327 Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 223, 318, 321

  • ART 331 Advertising I: Introduction to Concept Development (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223, 318, 321; 132 or 287; AH 111A, 111B

  • ART 334 Graphic Design III: Exploration and Experimentation (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 327, 331; or consent of instructor.

  • ART 335 Advertising II: Intermediate Concept Development and Art Direction (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 327, 331; or consent of instructor

  • ART 336 Graphic Design IV: Development and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 334, 335 or consent of instructor

  • ART 337 Graphic Design V: Packaging Design (3)
    Prerequisites: BFA Graphic Design Major and ART 321, 334, 335, or consent of Instructor

  • ART 419 Media Design: 5D; Designing the Future (3)
    Prerequisite: BFA Graphic Design Major of consent of instructor

  • ART 423 Graphic Design VI: Advanced Topics (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 334, 335, 336, 337

  • ART 424 Advertising III: Advanced Topics (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 335, 423

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • ART 365, 366, 420, 421, 442, 486, 499S

Take AH 444 History of Graphic Design (3)

Take 3 units of Art History (AH)

Take 6 units ART outside the specialization

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