B.F.A. in graphic design

Available at:  
- Atlanta
- Hong Kong
- Savannah
- eLearning

Foundation studies: 35 hours

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • DSGN 105 Visual Design Systems
  • — Studio elective

General education: 55 hours

  • ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II
  • ARTH 207 20th-century Art
  • CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications*
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications*
  • COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas
  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective
  • — ENGL elective
  • — General education elective†
  • — Mathematics/natural sciences elective†
  • — Social/behavioral sciences elective†

Major curriculum: 75 hours

  • GRDS 201 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space
  • GRDS 229 History of Graphic Design
  • GRDS 285 Graphic Design Media Management
  • GRDS 348 Graphic Design Studio I: Idea Visualization
  • GRDS 353 Typography II: Information and Media
  • GRDS 358 Production for Print and Digital Environments
  • GRDS 387 Interface Design
  • GRDS 395 Graphic Design Entrepreneurship
  • GRDS 400 Graphic Design Studio II: Systems Visualization
  • GRDS 408 Graphic Design Portfolio
  • — ADVE, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective
  • — ADVE, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective
  • — ADVE, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective
  • — Directed elective‡

Additional electives: 15 hours

  • — Free elective
  • — Free elective
  • — Studio elective

Total course of study: 180 hours

* Choose one of these two courses.
† Consult the general education and mathematics competency requirements.
‡ Choose one of the following: GRDS 384 Web Design, ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design, or ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design.

Consult your faculty adviser in selecting elective courses.
Course numbers and titles are subject to change.