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Graphic Design

Graphic Design Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for B.A. in Graphic Design. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress, following consultation with their academic advisor.

Suggested four-year academic plan (courses required in the major are in bold).

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
ART 124: Portfolio Seminar (Studio Elective) 3
ART 101: Drawing I 3
GE MATH 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
ART 116: Computer Graphics 3
Art History (100 level) 3
GE Social Science 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
ART 120: Graphic Design I 3
ART 113: Digital Photography (Graphic Design Elective) 3
ART History (200 level) 3
GE Biological Science 3
GE History 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
ART 201: Drawing II 3
ART 119: Digital Imagery 3
ART 211: Typography 3
GE Physical Science 3
Humanities (not ART) 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
ART 202: 3D Design 3
Web (Graphic Design Elective) 3
Graphic Design Elective 3
GE History or Social Science 3
Elective or Course for a Minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
ART 223: Modern/Contemporary Art 3
Multimedia (Graphic Design Elective) 3
Humanities (not ART) 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
ART 305: Senior Seminar 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
ART 306: Senior Seminar 3
Elective or course minor 3
Elective or course minor 3
Elective or course minor 3
GE Global Studies 3

Select four of the following Graphic Design Electives: ART 113, 220, 228, 241, 315, 317, 322, 327, and 365.

Graphic Design Minor: Students must complete 18 credit hours in art including: ART 116, ART 119, ART 120, and ART 211 and two classes from ART 113, ART 220, ART 315, and ART 322.