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Graphic and Interactive
Design, BA & BFA

The graphic and interactive design track is for students interested in careers in the field of design, including graphic, publication, interactive, marketing, or branding design, or as preparation for graduate study and teaching.

There are two degree options in graphic and interactive design:

BA: provides the opportunity for additional study in other disciplines, including minors or double majors.
BFA: provides a more intense design experience with more required art/design courses.

Students in the Graphic and Interactive Design, BFA will take 17, rather than 13, courses in the arts. Note: Both options require completion of the Learning-in-Common (LinC) curriculum in liberal arts.

Year 1

Graphic and Interactive Design, BA & BFA Courses, Year 1
 

Design, BA

 

Design, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 170 Drawing 1 ART 170 Drawing 1
ART 142 Visual Foundations: Composition,
Color and Design
ART 142 Visual Foundations: Composition,
Color and Design
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 131 Introduction to Graphic Design ART 131 Introduction to Graphic Design
    ART 180 Painting 1
       

Year 2

Graphic and Interactive Design, BA & BFA Courses, Year 2
 

Design, BA

 

Design, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 230 Typography ART 230 Typography
ART 180 Painting 1 ART 268 Digital Photography 1
ART 113 Art History Survey:
Caves to Cathedrals
ART 113 Art History Survey:
Caves to Cathedrals
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 231 Publication Design ART 231 Publication Design
ART 268 Digital Photography 1 ART 236 Graphic Design History
       

Year 3

Graphic and Interactive Design, BA & BFA Courses, Year 3
 

Design, BA

 

Design, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 229 WI: Modern Art ART 229 WI: Modern Art
ART 346 Interactive Design 1 ART 346 Interactive Design 1
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 356 Interactive Design 2
(recommended, NOT required)
ART 356 Interactive Design 2
    ART 358 User Experience– User Interface
(UX-UI)
       

Year 4

Graphic and Interactive Design, BA & BFA Courses, Year 4
 

Design, BA

 

Design, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 331 Graphic Design Practice ART 331 Graphic Design Practice
ART 374 Portfolio Seminar ART 374 Portfolio Seminar
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 373 Graphic Design Internship ART 373 Graphic Design Internship
    ART 378 Graphic and Interactive
Design Thesis
Honors students could waive thesis (students are still expected to participate in the Senior Thesis Exhibition in Payne Gallery)
       



Suggested Elective Courses, BA &BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design

ART 114 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Abstraction
ART 254 Digital Video 1
ART 368 Digital Photography 2
ART 369 Digital Photography 3
ART 354 Digital Video 2
ENGL 211 Creative Nonfiction
(Prerequisite: LinC 101 or equivalent)
ENGL 212 Introduction to Creative Writing
(Prerequisite: LinC 101 or equivalent)
ENGL 230 Public Speaking
MATH 109 Mathematics for Design (F2)
MGMT 227 Consumer Behavior
MGMT 228 Telling and Selling Your Brand: The Art of the Story
MGMT 251 Marketing Management
MGMT 311 WI: Marketing Research
(Prerequisites: Economics 156 and Management 251)
SOC 350 Socio-History of Media Technology (U1)
(junior or senior standing)
   

 

Kudos To Kilburg!

Angela Kilburg
Angela Kilburg '18 recently took first place in the Student Design Competition held annually by the Society of Publication Designers. Click to view her award-winning layout and learn more about this stellar Greyhound.