Graphic Design Course Plan

Catalog Year 2020-2021

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Basic Design 2D (ARTS 101) 3 credits
Drawing I (ARTS 111) 3 credits
Professional Networking (ARTS 105) 1 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
I Believe (THEO 101) 3 credits
Intro to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 16 credits

Spring Semester

Creative Suite (ARTD 110) 3 credits
ARTS 217 or ARTS 382 (Art History Requirement) 3 credits
Professional Networking (ARTS 105) 1 credits
I Believe (THEO 102) 3 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
Math GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 32 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Typography (ARTD 220) 3 credits
Web Design I (ARTD 270) 3 credits
History of Visual Communication (ARTD 363) 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement (THEO 215) 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Suggested Elective: Internships - Finding and Landing (CPAS 216) 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 48 credits

Spring Semester

Illustration & Logo Craft (ARTD 211) 1 credits
Image Construction & Photoshop (ARTD 212) 1 credits
Print & Packaging (ARTD 250) 3 credits
Design Process & Thinking (ARTD 200) 3 credits
Professional Networking (ARTS 105) 1 credits
History or Politics GE Requirement 3 credits
Philosophy and Literature (HUMA 205) 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 63 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Interaction Design (ARTD 383) 3 credits
Creative Action Studio (ARTD 373) 3 credits
Print & Digital Layout (ARTD 213) 1 credits
Professional Networking (ARTS 305) 1 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 78 credits

Spring Semester

Portfolio Development (ARTD 492) 2 credits
Professional Networking (ARTS 305) 1 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement (Suggested: Non-western Art History) 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Elective 9 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 95 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Art and Christ (ARTS 460) 3 credits
Design in Practice (ARTD 393) 3 credits
Systems and Identity (ARTD 453) 3 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 3 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 110 credits

Spring Semester

Collaborative Design (ARTD 481) 3 credits
Suggested Elective: Web Design II or Collaborative Design II (ARTD 470 or 482) 3 credits
Elective 9 credits
Suggested Elective: Navigating College to Career (CPAS 318) 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

Some courses are offered on an every other year basis. Speak with your faculty advisor about when specific classes are being offered and adjust your plan accordingly.