Curriculum Guides


Art - Myers School of (7100)

B.F.A. - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Art - Graphic Design (C10104BFA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

7100:103 Arts Orientation0
7100:131 Foundation Drawing I3
7100:144 Foundation 2D Design3
7100:132 Introduction to Design3
English Composition:Option3
Min Credit Total 15
7100:145 Foundation 3D Design3
7100:233 Foundation Life Drawing3
7100:100 Survey of History of Art I3
7100:289 Production 13
English Composition:Option3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

7100:250 Foundation Review0
7100:101 Survey of History of Art II3
7100:184 Typography 13
7100:283 Drawing Techniques3
7100:280 Digital Imaging3
Oral Communication:7600:105 or 1063
Min Credit Total 15
7100:288 Typography 23
7100:275 Introduction to Photography3
7100:281 Design for the Web & Devices I3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7100:307 History of Graphic Design3
Natural Science:Any Set1
Min Credit Total 17
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

7100:387 Typography 33
7100:382 Graphic Design Junior Review1
7100:384 Professional Design Practices2
7100:310 4D Design: Motion3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Social Science:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 16
7100:488 Typography 43
7100:388 Production 23
7100:484 Illustration3
7100:276 Intro: Commercial Photography3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 17
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

7100:482 Corp Identity & Graphic Syst3
7100:480 Advanced Graphic Design3
7100:282 Design for Web and Devices II3
Natural Science:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Min Credit Total 17
7100:495 Senior Exhibition0
7100:483 Graphic Design Presentation3
7100:487 Packaging Design3
7100:311 4D Design: Interactivity3
Humanities:Not Fine Arts3
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
A 2.5 GPA in major courses is required for graduation.
See your adviser, certain classes are only offered in the Fall or Spring.
7100:485 Advanced Illustration may be substituted for 7100:480 Advanced Graphic Design. 3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
Survey of History of Art I and Survey of History of Art II, 7100:100 and 101, will fulfill a Humanities elective in the Fine Arts set for general education requirements.
The course 7100:250 Foundation Review is a faculty review of completed coursework prior to a student's in-depth study in specialization areas. It is a requirement for all Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The Foundation Program is a sequence of classes that investigate the fundamentals of visual art and design. These interdependent classes are structured around a common questioning of formal and conceptual issues, providing students with a base of knowledge in visual art and theory on which students can develop their work.
The courses in the Foundation Program are required for all BFA art majors and should be completed during the first two years of a student's course of study. These courses present knowledge fundamental in preparation for a career in visual art or design. Students are expected to have an understanding of the verbal use and visual application of vocabulary terms that are related the concepts of art, design, and art history. The foundation classes are prerequisite to all intermediate and advanced coursework.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 03-18-2013