Graphic Design-AFA

The Department of Fine Arts includes three areas: Art, Music, and Speech and Theatre. Each, though a separate unit, complements the others.   The Department of Fine Arts is primarily a place to learn. It also serves the campus, the community, and the state by providing artistic, cultural, and educational leadership. Basically, it is concerned with providing opportunities and encouragement for students to develop inherent talents and capacities. It also enables the students to put into practice techniques learned in the classroom.

Participation in classes and programs in the three areas is open to all students. All students are encouraged to embrace these opportunities in order to give dynamic meaning to their developing aesthetic experiences and to develop the whole person.

Area of Study

Graphic Design



Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course.  Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

Graphic Design Requirements - 60 hours

1st Semester - 15 hours

1st Semester Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
ART 1033 Drawing I Art
ART 1013 Design I                                                  Art
CIS 1113 Introduction to Macintosh Computers Computer Information Systems

2nd Semester - 15 hours

2nd Semester Department
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
ART 1053 History of Graphic Design Art
ART 2063 Painting I Art
ART 1073 Color Theory Art
ART 1083 Graphic Design I Art

3rd Semester - 15 hours

3rd Semester Department
ART 1043 Drawing II - Life Drawing Art
ART 1063 Digital Photography Art
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech
ART 2413 Graphic Design II Art
ART 2603 Modern Art History Art

4th Semester - 15 hours

4th Semester Department
ART 2433 Graphic Illustration Art
MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy Mathematics
Students may take MATH 1043 or a higher course.  
4th Semester Department
Choose two courses below.
BUS 1013 Introduction to Business Business
CIS 2013 Web Page Design Computer Information Systems
CIS 2023 Computer Animation Computer Information Systems
CIS 2813 Desktop Publishing Applications Computer Information Systems
4th Semester Department
Choose one course below.
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History

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