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Graphic Design BFA

Graphic Design, BFA

Students earning the BFA in Graphic Design are introduced to graphic design as a means of visual communication, organization, and persuasion. As preparation for employment in a range of design disciplines, students gain an understanding of ideation, visual organization, typography, and production tools and technology, including their application in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual information. BFA students develop a portfolio of their work, participate in a Graphic Design Senior Exhibition, and take part in portfolio reviews with professional designers.

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BFA Graphic Design Curriculum

The BFA in Graphic Design requires students to complete the University Core Curriculum, Art Department Foundation Courses, Art Department Core, and 45 credit hours of Graphic Design requirements. All BFA students must participate in the Art Department BFA Portfolio Review after completing the Foundation courses and Graphic Design majors must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review after completing 6 hours of Graphic Design courses. Details are in the Department of Art Catalog accessed through the links below. Students should meet with an art advisor each semester before registration to ensure they are following the correct degree path. 

Department of Art Catalog  Art Course Descriptions