B.F.A. in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Graphic and Interactive Design (FA.GD.BFA)

Art & Design Core Requirements (24 credits)
(Any Art course satisfies Aesthetics (AT) in General Education)
AR-113Basic Design and Composition3
AR-114Basic Design and Color3
AR-172Introduction to Digital Design3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
AR-181Digital Photography I3
or AR-183 Black and White Photography I
AR-191Drawing I3
AR-192Drawing II3
AR-241History of Western Art I3
AR-242History of Western Art II3
AR-REVArt and Design Student Portfolio Review 10
AR-SHOSenior Show0
Graphic Design Requirements (45 credits)
AR-346History of Graphic Design3
AR-269Graphic Design Studio I3
AR-270Graphic Design Studio II3
AR-273Digital Illustration3
AR-335BFA Internship/Seminar3
or AR-389 Art and Photography Internship
AR-371Graphic Design Studio III3
AR-374Digital Imaging3
AR-383Web Design/Interactive I3
AR-384Web Design/Interactive II3
AR-390Animation/Motion Graphics I3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
AR-408Senior Year Experience: Client/Thesis3
AR-409Senior Year Experience: Thesis/Portfolio3
Select one AR-300+ Level Course with Course Type: ARHIS3
AR-381Print: Intaglio/Relief3
or AR-382 Print: Lithography and Silkscreening
Graphic Design Advanced Option (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Documentary Photography and Video
Advanced Typography
Principles of Animation
3D Modeling, Lighting and Rendering
Animation/Motion Graphics 2
Advanced Digital Imaging and Illustration
Creative Book Arts
Advanced Project I
Advanced Project 2
Free Electives (9 credits) 1
Select up to 9 free elective credits. 19
General Education Requirements (36 credits) 2
Complete 36 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 236
Total Credits120


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The Department of Art and Design awards departmental honors to graduating seniors who successfully complete AR-410 Advanced Project I (1-3 cr.) and AR-411 Advanced Project 2 (1-3 cr.) with a "B" average, a 3.50 major GPA, and a 3.30 overall GPA.
  • B.F.A. majors must pass the Art & Design Student Portfolio Review (AR-REV Art and Design Student Portfolio Review (0 cr.) given in the 4th semester of study.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
AR-113 Basic Design and Composition (Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH)3AR-114 Basic Design and Color3
AR-191 Drawing I3AR-172 Introduction to Digital Design (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3
MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3AR-192 Drawing II3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
AR-181 Digital Photography I or 1833AR-287 Typography3
AR-241 History of Western Art I3AR-242 History of Western Art II3
AR-269 Graphic Design Studio I3AR-270 Graphic Design Studio II3
AR-273 Digital Illustration3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
 AR-REV Art and Design Student Portfolio Review0
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
AR-371 Graphic Design Studio III3AR-346 History of Graphic Design3
AR-374 Digital Imaging3AR-381 Print: Intaglio/Relief or 3823
AR-300+ Art History Course (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3AR-390 Animation/Motion Graphics I (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3AR-335 BFA Internship/Seminar or 389 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3AR-xxx Graphic Design Advanced Option3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
AR-383 Web Design/Interactive I3AR-384 Web Design/Interactive II3
AR-408 Senior Year Experience: Client/Thesis3AR-409 Senior Year Experience: Thesis/Portfolio3
AR-xxx Graphic Design Advanced Option3PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Elective6
Free Electives3AR-SHO Senior Show0
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120