Academic Catalog

Art Studio with Emphasis in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Art Studio with an emphasis in graphic design, is intended to prepare students for careers in graphic design in a variety of settings. The program integrates the content areas of design theory, production, history, criticism, and aesthetics and utilizes traditional art and design techniques with industry standards in digital technology. Graduates from the BA program are prepared to locate employment in creative departments in corporations, retail establishments, advertising design and public relations firms, and print and web publishing organizations.

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics
College Mathematics
College Algebra
Calculus for Management and Social Sciences
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Chemistry and Society
and Chemistry and Society Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Math, Logic and/ or Natural Science:
Select any course in Mathematics or Natural Sciences listed above or:3-4
Foundations of Human Physiology
and Foundations of Human Physiology Laboratory
Environmental Science
Natural Disasters
Geology of the Southeast
Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric
Deductive Logic
Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
Intro to Music Technology
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
ARTH U105History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages3
ARTH U106History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
Fine Arts, Humanities, and/or History:0
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 13
American Sign Language I
Introductory French I
Introductory German I
Introductory Spanish I
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
General Ed. Electives:
Select any course from any section above or:3
African American Culture
American Studies, 17th - 19th Century
American Studies, 20th Century
Introduction to Art
American Sign Language II
Introduction to Creative Writing
Understanding English Grammar
Masterpieces of World Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
African American Literature
Introduction to Film
Introductory French II
Introductory German II
Strategies for Information Discovery
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Issues
Comparative Religion
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introductory Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Major Requirements 2
Art History:
ARTH U306Contemporary Art 33
ARTH U308History of Graphic Design 43
Art Studio:
ARTS U103Fundamentals of Two Dimensional Design3
ARTS U104Fundamentals of Three Dimensional Design3
ARTS U108Computer Graphics I3
ARTS U110Drawing I3
ARTS U214Graphic Design I3
ARTS U314Graphic Design II 53
ARTS U315Graphic Design III3
ARTS U318Interface Design I3
Professional Options 2,6
Select 15 credit hrs.15
Senior Seminar 2
ARTS U490Senior Seminar Graphic Design3
Select 18-27 credit hrs. minor option and/or electives sufficient to reach 120 credit hours18-27
Select electives sufficient to reach 120 credit hours
Total Hours120

The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.


A minimum grade of C is required in major courses.


Or with advisor approval another upper level art history may be substituted for ARTH U306 Contemporary Art.


Or with advisor approval another upper level art history may be substituted for ARTH U308 History of Graphic Design.


Students must successfully pass Portfolio Review to register for ARTS U314 Graphic Design II.


ARTS U255 Art Practicum may not be used.