Required Foundation Courses (15 Credits)
ARS100Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS101Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS102Design: Color3
ARS103Design: Form3
ARS112Art Seminar 3
Art History Courses (12 Credits)
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
Select two of the following:6
Modern Art, 1900-1970
Contemporary Art, 1970 to the Present
Art History Elective
Art History Elective
Required Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
ARS490BFA Seminar3
Required Program Courses (39 Credits)
ARS205Graphic Design3
ARS306Visible Systems 3
ARS307Typography 3
ARS308Type & Image3
ARS309Printed Books 3
ARS310Visual Language I 3
ARS329Design Research3
ARS335Design for the Web3
ARS404Graphic Design Application3
ARS405Design Theory and Criticism 3
ARS406Interaction Design3
ARS407Graphic Design Thesis I 3
ARS408Graphic Design Thesis II 3
Required Cognate Courses (3 Credits)
ARS230Basic Digital Photography3
Studio Electives (9 Credits)
Select 9 credits of studio electives9
Total Credits81

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
ARS102 Design: Color 3
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS112 Art Seminar 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
ARS103 Design: Form 3
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I 3
ARS205 Graphic Design 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Year 2
ARS307 Typography 3
ARS306 Visible Systems 3
ARS230 Basic Digital Photography 3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
ARS310 Visual Language I 3
ARS308 Type & Image 3
Modern Art, 1900-1970
or Contemporary Art, 1970 to the Present
Studio Elective 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Year 3
ARS406 Interaction Design 3
ARS405 Design Theory and Criticism 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Studio Elective 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
ARS309 Printed Books 3
Fieldwork/Elective 3
ARS490 BFA Seminar 3
Art History Elective 3
ARS311 3
Year 4
ARS407 Graphic Design Thesis I 3
Studio Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Elective 3
ARS408 Graphic Design Thesis II 3
Studio Elective 3
Upper-Division Electives 6
Elective 3
 Total Credits120