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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Art: Graphic Design Emphasis, B.F.A.

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This major is administered by the Department of Art & Design .


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is the professional arts degree, with a focus on intensive work in art and design, supported by a program in general studies. The BFA program prepares students for professional careers in the visual arts. In accordance with the standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the major consists of 80 credits in the Department of Art & Design, as follows:

Studio Art Foundation, 12 credits

Consists of 12 credits for all art programs:

Art History Foundation, 6 credits

Consists of 6 credits of 200-level art history, for all art programs. Choose from:


ART 270  and ART 271  serve as prerequisites for Asian upper level Art History courses, while ART 282  and ART 283  serve as prerequisites for Western upper level Art History courses (see catalog descriptions to see which survey courses serve for specific upper level courses).

Studio art courses, 48 credits

Design Internship, 4 credits

Take 4 credits of either:


If ART 417  is taken for more than four credits, up to three credits may be applied as credits outside emphasis.

BFA Portfolio Review

BFA majors must also pass the BFA Portfolio Review, as specified here .

Communication in the Major

Requires 18 credits as follows:

Capstone Experience

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