Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

CR

Spring Semester

CR

AR 111 Drawing I

3

AR 118 3D Design

3

AR 113 2D Design

3

AR 280 Painting I

3

Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen)

1

Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Enquiry/ Global Awareness/ Catholic & Dominican)

3

Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & 120 by placement)

3

Core: CO 230 Communication Skills

3

Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement)

3

Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology

3

Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT

3

 

 

Total:

16

Total:

15

Second Year

Fall Semester

CR

Spring Semester

CR

AR 250 Sculpture I

3

AR 227 Life Drawing

3

Core: Social Science

3

AR 224 Computer Design

3

AH 212 World Art I

3

AH 215 World Art II

3

AR 248 Typography I

3

AR 204 Color Theory

3

Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy

3

AR 220 Digital Art I

3

Total:

15

Total:

15

Third Year

Fall Semester

CR

Spring Semester

CR

AR 310 Junior Comprehensive

1

Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)

3

AR 229 Photography I

3

Studio Art Major Elective**

3

AR 350 Digital Imaging I

3

AR 357 Web Design

3

Studio Art Major Elective**

3

AR 348 Graphic Design II

3

Core: Biological or Physical Science

3

AH 214 Modern Art

3

Core: Literature – EN xxx

3

 

 

Total:

16

Total:

15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

CR

Spring Semester

CR

AR 455 Senior Seminar

2

AR 466 B.F.A. Thesis & Exhibition

 

Studio Art Major Elective**

3

AR 437 Advanced Portfolio

 

AH 206 History of Design

3

Studio Art Major Elective**

 

Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or H1 102 The Shaping of the West

3

Core: Social Science

 

Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)

3

Core Fine Arts – MU 122, MU 220 or MU 240

 

Total:

  14

Total:

16

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.
**Students must complete four additional studio courses, two courses must be 300-level or above.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C

 


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