Sep 20, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Art: Graphic Design - BFA


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  • For more information about Graphic Design, see our website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing as Pre-Art or Pre-ID.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA. Students must pass a competitive portfolio review. Space is limited. See department website for more information.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 1020: Drawing I (BCA)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Creative Arts

ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3   Foundation Course
ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3   Foundation Course Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Foundation Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar  .5  Foundation Course
ARTH 2710: Survey of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Humanities

ARTH 2720: Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Post-Modern (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breath Exploration

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   Math or Statistics   3-5 Math Placement  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3 Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Comments

 

Portfolios for the ART BS review due. See department website for more information.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 2400: Introduction to Graphic Design   3   Emphasis Course   ART 3400: Typography   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3420: Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar   1   Emphasis Course   ART 3410: History of Graphic Design Studio   3   Emphasis Course
Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

  ART 3420: Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
ARTH 3000 Level or higher (CI) 3 Communications Intensive (CI)     ARTH 3000Level or higher (CI) 3 Communications Intensive (CI)  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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  Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

General Elective 3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Comments
Portfolios for the BFA review in Graphic Design due. See department website for more information.

 

 
Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 3420: Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar   1   Emphasis Course ART 3420: Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
ART 4410: Graphic Interface Design I   3   Emphasis Course ART 4440: Type, Image, and Visual Continuity   3   Emphasis Course
ART 4420: Brand Identity Design   3   Emphasis Course Art Core   3 Emphasis Course
Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

Graphic Design Elective   3

Emphasis Course

 

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

General Elective 3   General Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 3420: Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar   1   Emphasis Course ART 3420: Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
Graphic Design Elective   3

Emphasis Course
See Advisor for courses taught this semester

ART 4450: Senior Capstone   3   Emphasis Course
Graphic Design Elective   3

Emphasis Course
See Advisor for courses taught this semester

 

Graphic Design Elective   3

Emphasis Course
See Advisor for courses taught this semester

 

Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3

Quantitative Intensive (QI)  

Comments

 

Comments

 

The BFA is a professional art degree requiring above-average accomplishment in art. Only students demonstrating considerable promise will be accepted for this more demanding professional degree program. This degree requires 78 semester credits in Art courses leaving 42 credits to fulfill all other General Education and University Studies requirements. A GPA of 2.75 is required for the BFA degree.  No grade less than C acceptable in any foundation classes. No grade less than B- is acceptable in any other art class.  No grade less than C is acceptable in any Art History class. This degree fulfills the requirements for entrance into graduate schools of art.

Students must complete the General Education requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies requirements 

  • For most students, courses taken for the major will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Students must take one course having a QI designation to fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

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