Graphic Design, BFA
|143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign|
PH: (217) 333-0855
The curriculum in graphic design requires 122 credit hours and prepares the student for entrance into the professional practice of design visual communications. Studio work addresses graphic design fundamentals (typography and image making), design history and contemporary practices, research methods, user experience, and social responsibility. Students engage with complex problems and are asked to identify opportunities where design can intervene. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop their personal interests by taking advantage of a highly interdisciplinary selection of elective courses offered by the School of Art + Design, including photography, video, traditional printmaking, sustainability, advanced interaction design, and the design of Ninth Letter, a nationally-distributed and award-winning literary arts journal.
Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
School Office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, 333-6632, firstname.lastname@example.org
A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.
Graphic Design Requirements
|ARTD 218||Intro to Web Technologies||2|
|ARTD 222||Typographic Practice||3|
|ARTD 251||Graphic Design Toolbox||2|
|ARTD 270||Design Methods||3|
|ARTD 318||Digital Interaction||3|
|ARTD 333||Type & Image||3|
|ARTD 351||Graphic Design Inquiry||4|
|ARTD 371||Graphic Design Practicum||2|
|ARTD 418||Digital Interaction Sandbox||2|
|ARTD 444||Typographic Systems||3|
|ARTD 451||Ethics of a Designer in a Global Economy||4|
|ARTD 471||Graphic Design Capstone||3|
|ARTF 101||Contemporary Issues in Art||2|
|ARTE 101||Art, Design, and Society||2|
|Drawing Course 1||3|
|Course in the 2D Category 2||3|
|Course in the 3D Category 3||3|
|Course in the 4D Category 4||3|
|ARTH 110||Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture||3|
|ARTH 211||Design History Survey||3|
|Advanced art history (200-level or above)||6|
|Art and Design electives (art and design courses not in graphic design requirements)||12|
|Open electives as needed to total 122 hour degree|
Drawing courses include: ARTF 102 Observational Drawing; ARTF 104 Expressive Drawing; ARTF 106 Visualization Drawing.
2D Category courses include: ARTD 151 Introduction to Graphic Design; ARTD 160 The Image World; ARTS 205 Introduction to Printmaking; ARTS 251 Beginning Painting.
3D Category courses include: ARTD 101 Introduction to Industrial Design; ARTS 201 Crafts Design; Arts 280 Beginning Sculpture.
4D Category courses include: ARTS 241 Image Practice; ARTS 243 Time Arts I; Arts 244 Interaction I.