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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art - Option in Graphic Design - 4 Year Plan

 

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Four Year Plan - 132 Units Required

Courses in bold must be completed with a C or higher to meet major specific admission criteria.

2.5 overall GPA; 3.0 GPA in all art/art history courses required for admission to major.

Course Units Course Units
Semester 1 Semester 2
Art 130 Foundation Two Dimensional 3 Art 131 Foundation Three Dimensional 3
Art 149¯ˉ Foundation Computer Art OR Elective 3 Art 184 Foundation Life Drawing 3
Art 181 Foundation Drawing 3 Art 223 Type I: Intro to Typography 3
AH 111A or 111B Foundation Art History I or ll (GE/C1) 3 AH 111A or 111B Foundation Art History I or ll (GE/C1) 3
GE Foundation: Comp II (A1), Oral Comm (A2), or Critical Thinking (A3) 3 GE Foundation: Comp II (A1), Oral Comm (A2), or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (GE/B2) 3    
¯ˉART 149 is not required but students must be comfortable using Photoshop, InDesign, and other Adobe Creative Suite programs      
Total Units 18 Total Units 15
Semester 3 Semester 4 - Take Writing Proficiency Exam
Take one of: Art 132, 241, 270, or 287 3 ART 327° Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design 3
Art 318 Type II: Intermediate Typography 3 ART 331° Advertising I: Introduction to Concept Development 3
Art 321 Graphic Design I: Intro to Graphic Design 3 AH 444 History of Graphic Design 3
AH 112, 113A*, 113B^, 114, or 116^ 3 GE Class (C2, D1a, D1b, D2, or E) 3
GE Foundation: Comp II (A1), Oral Comm (A2), or Critical Thinking (A3) 3 GE Science (B1aNL or B1bNL) 3
    °Faculty recommend ART 327 and 331 be in-­‐progress or completed when applying to the BFA in Graphic Design.  
Total Units 15 Total Units 15
Semester 5 Semester 6
ART 334 Graphic Design III 3 ART 336 Graphic Design IV 3
ART 335 Advertising II 3 ART 337 Graphic Design V 3
ART or AH Upper Division other than Graphic Design 3 ART 311 or 333 (GE/F) 3
GE Class (C2, D1a, D1b, D2, or E) 3 GE Class (C2, D1a, D1b, D2, or E) 3
Elective 3 GE Lab Science (B1a or B1b) 4
Elective 3 Elective 2
Total Units 18 Total Units 18
Semester 7 Semester 8
Art 365, 366, 420, 421, 442, 486, OR 499S 3 Art 365, 366, 420, 421, 442, 486, OR 499S 3
ART 423 Graphic Design VI: Advanced Topics 3 ART 424: Advertising III: Advanced Topics 3
ART 419 Media Design: 5D Designing the Future 3 AH (Upper Division Art History 300-­‐400 Level) 3
GE Class (C2, D1a, D1b, D2, or E) 3 GE Class (C2, D1a, D1b, D2, or E) 3
GE Capstone Class (F) 3 GE Capstone Class (F) 3
Elective 3    
Total Units 18 Total Units 15

^Course typically offered in Fall semester only

*Course typically offered in Spring semester only