Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015)

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 2014-2015 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 204 – Color Theory 

3

Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only)

1

AR 220 – Digital Art I

3

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

3

Core – Social Science

3

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

3

Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Catholic 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

AR 280 – Painting I

3

AR 224-Graphic Design I

3

AH 212 World Art I

3

AH 215 World Art II

3

AR 248 Typography I

3

Studio Art Major Elective**

3

Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy

3

Core: CO 230 Communication Skills (
or DR 102, 103, 104)

3

Total:

15

Total:

15

Third Year

Fall Semester

CR

Spring Semester

CR

AR 310 Junior Comprehensive

1

Core: Literature – EN xxx

3

AR 229 Photography I

3

AR 221 – Computer Illustration

3

AR 350 Digital Imaging I

3

AR 357 Web Design

3

AR 358 -Typography II

3

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

3

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

3

Core: Biological or Physical Science

3

AH 214 – Modern Art

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

AR 348 – Graphic Design II

 

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

3

Core: Social Science

 

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

3

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

 

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 two additional studio courses at the 300-level or above.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits

GPA: 2.0

Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C

Art Department Credit Check Sheet 

 B.F.A. Art Concentration: Graphic Design (2013)

Foundational Core/37 Credits B.F.A. Major/76 Credits
Course CR Course CR
 Communications  3  Required Art Core   26
 CO 230 Communication Skills
  or DR 102, 103, 104
   AR 111 Drawing I  
 English  AR 113 2D Design  
 (1) Lit Course    AR 118 3D Design  
Music   AR 204 Color Theory  
 MU 122 Language of Music, MU 220,240,250    AR 220 Digital Art I  
 History  3  AR 227 Life Drawing  
HI 101 Roots of the West, HI 102 The Shaping
of the West
   AR 250 Sculpture I  
Modern Language   AR 280 Painting I  
 AS/SP/IT/FR    AR 455 Senior Seminar (2 credits)  2
 Mathematics  ART HISTORY 9 
 MA 112 Concepts of Math (or placement)    AH 212 World Art I  
 Philosophy 3  AH 215 World Art II  
 PH 102 Intro to Philosophy    AH 214 Modern Art  
 Science 3   Outcomes Assessment 5
 Biological or Physical Science    AR 310 Jr. Comprehensive  1
 Freshman Seminar 1    AR 466 Senior Thesis (4 credits)  4
 FS 189 Freshman Seminar    BFA sequence graphics 9
 Social Science(any two) 6   AR 229 Digital Photography I  
 PS 150 Gen Psych I, PO 125, BU 101 SO 101     AR 437 Advanced Portfolio Design   
 Intro to Soc, AN 225, EN/AN 140*     AH 206 Design History  
 Theology Graphic Design Concentration   21
 TH 102 Introduction to Catholic Theology    AR 221 Computer Illustration     3
 Writing 3  AR 224 Graphic Design I 3
 EN 111 College Writing or EN120 ESL CompAdv II    AR 248 Typography I 3
     AR 348 Graphic Design II 3
Enriched Core/(9 Credits)      AR 350 Digital Imaging 3
Catholic & Dominican Tradition  3   AR 358 Typography II 3
     AR 357 Web Design 3
Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding 3 2 Additional Art Studio Classes 
     AR 3xx Printmaking recommended  
Ethical and Inquiry & Application  3  1 must be above 200 level  
       

                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                            TOTAL CREDITS_______(122)

              

5 Year Course Rotation for Art History Fall 2013-Spring 2018

 Fall 2013  Spring 2014
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 206 Design History  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive)
(5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
   
 Fall 2014  Spring 2015
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 303 Contemporary Art  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive) (5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 206 Design History  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive)
(5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
   
 Fall 2016  Spring 2017
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 303 Contemporary Art  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive) (5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
 Fall 2017  Spring 2018
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 206 Design History  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive) (5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)

 

5-Year Studio Art Course Cycle Fall 2013 – Spring 2018

 Fall 2013  Spring 2014
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Computer Illustration
 Senior Seminar  Intermediate/Adv. Painting
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
 Digital Photography I & II  2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2014  Spring 2015
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Graphic Design I & II
 Senior Seminar  Printmaking
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 Advanced Portfolio Design  Drawing I (as needed)
 Ceramics I&II  2D Design (as needed)
 Digital Photography I & II  Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Computer Illustration
 Senior Seminar  Intermediate/Adv. Painting
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
   2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2016  Spring 2017
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Graphic Design I & II
 Senior Seminar  Printmaking
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
 Ceramics I&II  2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2017  Spring 2018
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Computer Illustration
 Senior Seminar  Intermediate/Adv. Painting
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
 Advanced Portfolio Design  2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)

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