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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Graphic Design: 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen).
The below degree plan is for the 2013-2014 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

Foundation Requirements: All students must complete the following requirements.

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Elements of Visual Thinking I FF 100 3
Sculptural Forms FF 101 3
Elements of Visual Thinking II FF 102 3
Painting I FF 150 3
Drawing I FF 198 3
Drawing II FF 199 3
Electronic Media & Culture FF 210 3
Foundation Studio Elective 3
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 24

Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Inquiry LA 101 3
Intellectual History Electives 1 and 2 6
Science/Math Elective 3
Theory Elective 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
History of Graphic Design AH 341 3
Art History Electives 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at any level) 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 6
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

One of the two Humanistic Studies electives in the standard BFA degree plan must be taken in LIT or CWRT (Literature or Creative Writing).

Requirements for the Major in Graphic Design

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Studio Electives 18
Sophomore year
Graphic Design I GD 200 3
Typography I GD 201 3
Graphic Design II GD 220 3
Typography II GD 221 3
PhotoImaging PH 330 3
Junior year
Graphic Design III GD 300 3
Flexible Design Studio GD 301 3
Graphic Design IV GD 320 3
Typography III GD 321 3
Senior year
Advanced Design I GD 400 3
Senior Seminar GD 402 3
Advanced Design II GD 420 3
Total Credits for the Graphic Design Requirement 54