Total Credits for a BFA in Graphic Design: 120

If an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen, the total credits would be 126.

The below degree plan is for the 2017-18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor for a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements:

Course Title Course Number Credits
Forum 1 FF 111 3.0

 

COURSE TITLE

COURSE #

CREDITS

Forum 1 FF 111 3.0
Forum 2 FF 112 3.0
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.0
Forms & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.0
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.0
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.0
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.0
First-Year Studio Elective   3.0

Total credits for the First-Year requirements: 24.0

Liberal Arts Requirements

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

COURSE TITLE

COURSE #

CREDITS

Art Matters AH 100 3.0
Modernism and After AH 201 3.0
Art History Electives AH 6.0
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level) 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400) 3.0
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.0
Science/Math Elective NSCI 3.0
Theory -TH 3.0
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.0

Total credits for the Liberal Arts requirements: 39.0

Graphic Design Major Requirements

Courses below are not reflected in chronological order.

COURSE TITLE

COURSE #

CREDITS

History of Graphic Design* AH 341 3.0
Graphic Design I and II GD 200 and GD 220 6.0
Typography I and II GD 201 and GD 221 3.0
Graphic Design III and IV GD 300 and GD 320 6.0
Flexible Design Studio GD 301 3.0
Typography III GD 321 3.0
PhotoImaging GD 330 3.0
Advanced Design I and II GD 400 and 402 6.0
Senior Seminar GD 402 3.0
Studio Electives   18.0

Total credits for the Graphic Design Major requirements: 57.0
*Fulfills 3 of 9.0 credits of Art History Elective requirement