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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 2017-18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following courses:

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Forum I FF 111 3.00
Forum II FF 112 3.00
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.00
Form & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.00
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.00
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.00
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.00
First-Year Studio Elective 3.00
Total Credits for the First-Year Requirements: 24.00

Liberal Arts Requirements

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

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism & After AH 201 3.00
Art History Electives AH 6.00
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level)* 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level)* 3.00
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.00
Science/Math NSCI 3.00
Theory -TH 3.00
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.00
Total Credits for the Liberal Arts Requirements:
42.00

Graphic Design Major Requirements

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
History of Graphic Design (fulfills 3 of 9.00 credits of Art History Elective requirements) AH 341 3.00
Graphic Design I GD 200 3.00
Typography I GD 201 3.00
Graphic Design II GD 220 3.00
Typography II GD 221 3.00
Graphic Design III GD 300 3.00
Flexible Design Studio GD 301 3.00
Graphic Design IV GD 320 3.00
Typography III GD 321 3.00
PhotoImaging GD 330 3.00
Advanced Design I GD 400 3.00
Senior Seminar GD 402 3.00
Advanced Design II GD 420 3.00
Studio Electives 18.00
Total Credits for the Graphic Design Major Requirements: 57.00

This page was last updated on 07/31/2017.