Dec 12, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, Interactive Media, and Digital 3D BFA

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This unique program has placed many of its graduates in high-end design positions in the region. It focuses on design as process and critical thinking to give form to content. The Graphic Design concentration treats the computer as a design environment, where students learn to convert their traditional design and color skills to the digital realm. Three high-end computer studios are equipped with the latest software and tools.

This concentration has three possible tracks each focusing on the development of an portfolio for career interviews is a major focus.

  • The imaging track concentrates on two-dimensional design and image manipulation as it applies to the graphic design industry.
  • The interactive media track concentrates on interactive development for screen based media.
  • The 3D design concentrates on 3D animation art as it is used for product design/visualization, film or video.

A student who has successfully completed a degree in the Visualist program may have career opportunities, or further study, in areas which include:

         Imaging        Interactive Media        3D Design
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Logo Design
  • Typographer
  • Book Designer
  • Apparel Design
  • Photo Designer
  • Magazine Design
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information Design
  • Packaging Designer
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Logo Design
  • Book Designer
  • Magazine Design
  • Graphic Designer
  • Website Designer
  • Information Design
  • Packaging Designer
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • 3D Environmental Artist
  • Virtual Lighting Artist
  • Packaging Designer
  • 3D Character Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Creature Rigger
  • Texture Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Video Editor
  • 3D Modeler


Concentration Requirements

General Education Program 40 Hours
  Further information is listed in the General Education Program  or can be obtained from the dean’s office.  
Additonal Courses 4 Hours
Art Core Requirements 21 Hours
Visualist Core Requirements 15 Hours
Visualist Electives 9 Hours
Visualist Specialization Student must 21-24 Hours
  choose one of three visualist tracks.  
Art Studio Electives Chosen from ARTS and 6 Hours
  ARTG outside of the visualist specialization.  
General Electives Chosen from courses other than ARTX. 6 Hours
Total Hours Required 125 Hours

Junior Portfolio Review Students choosing this concentration may be asked, with half semester notice, to submit a portfolio in order to be admitted into the junior year of the visualist program. Only those students who pass this  assessment of their portfolio are permitted to continue in the program. Students who do not pass this review may choose to apply their accumulated credits toward the BFA in studio arts.

General Eduction Program

English Composition 6 Hours
Oral Communication 3 Hours
Quantitative Reasoning 3 Hours
Engaged Citizenry 3 Hours
Ethical Insight & Reasoning 3 Hours
Fine & Performing Arts 3 Hours
Global Perspectives 3 Hours
Historical Perspectives 3 Hours
Human Behavior 3 Hours
Literature 3 Hours
Natural Science 7 Hours
Total Hours 40


Graphic Design Specialization (21 Hours)

Choose one track.

Art Studio Electives

Choose six (6) hours of any ARTS or ARTG courses not taken in major.

General Electives

Choose any six (6) courses that are not ARTS or ARTG courses.

Total Degree Hours 125

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