Graphic Design: AFA Degree Guide

The folowing is a recommended schedule for students entering in the fall. It is essential to work with a program advisor to discuss options and course selection.

First Year

Fall

(3) Graphic Design 100 (Optional), Intro to the Digital Studio
(5) Art 110, Design I: Two Dimensional
(5) Graphic Design 110, Graphic Design and Color
(5) English 101 or 101D, English Composition I
(D=diversity requirement)

Winter

(5) Choose one: Any Natural Science Course or Business 130
(both required, the other taken winter of your second year)
(5) Graphic Design 113, Graphic Design and Typography
(5) Graphic Design 120, History of Graphic Design 
(also available spring, summer)

Spring

(5) Graphic Design 115, Design and Illustration for Media
(5) Photography 110, Photography I, Basic Elements
(also available summer)
(5) CMST&102, Introduction to Mass Media
(2) Graphic Design 195, Portfolio Review

Summer

(5) CMST&204D or CMST&210,
Intercultural or interpersonal Communication
Also any courses not taken during first year that are available.

 

Second Year

Fall

(5) Graphic Design 231, Typography
(5) Graphic Design 201, Graphic Design I
(5) Graphic Design 240, Interactive Web Design I

Winter

(5) Choose one: Any Natural Science Course or Business 130
(both required, the other taken winter of your first year)
(5) Graphic Design 202, Graphic Design II
(5) Graphic Design 251, Publication Design I

Spring

(5) Graphic Design 213, Professional Projects in Graphic Design
(5) Graphic Design 252, Publication Design II
(5) Art 295, Portfolio Development (also available summer)
(2) Graphic Design 299, Portfolio Review (also available summer)

Summer

If possible, it is highly recommended you the portfolio courses
(5) Art 295, Portfolio Development
(2) Special Projects, Portfolio Review
Also any courses not taken during first year that are available.