This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Graphic Design

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ARS112 Art Seminar3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
ARS102 Design: Color3
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I3
Total15
CourseCredits
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II3
ARS205 Graphic Design3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
ARS103 Design: Form (ART)3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I (ART)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ARS307 Typography3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
ARS306 Visible Systems3
ARS230 Basic Digital Photography3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II (ART)3
Total15
CourseCredits
ARS310 Visual Language I3
ARS308 Type & Image3
Studio Elective3
ARH358/ARH359 20th C Art History3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Studio Elective3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
ARS406 Interaction Design3
ARS405 Design Theory and Criticism3
Total15
CourseCredits
ARS309 Printed Books3
Fieldwork/Elective3
ARS490 Sr Art Seminar (WI)3
Art History Elective3
Studio Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Elective3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Elective3
ARS407 Graphic Design Thesis I3
ARS311 Graphic Design Applications3
Total15
CourseCredits
ARS408 Graphic Design Thesis II3
Studio Elective3
Upper-Division Electives6
Elective3
Total15

Total Credits: 120