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Art and Design - Graphic Design Emphasis, B.F.A.

Requirements

Situated in the heart of the “Silicon Slopes,” UVU’s graphic design program is uniquely situated to offer students cutting-edge learning, internship, and job-placement opportunities. As students use the latest software to practice communicating creatively using typography and imagery, they learn to approach problem solving from marketing and artistic standpoints that resonate with target audiences. Courses emphasize creative, concept-intensive communication, and effective design implementation in both print and interactive design.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. AA, AS, or AAS Degree or equivalent in Art and Design or advisor approval (Graphic Design Emphasis B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design; Illustration Emphasis. B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Illustration)
  2. Portfolio Review
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3)   
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 26 Credits
Courses taken to fulfill individual program emphases will not also count toward the Discipline Core Requirements (credit will not count twice)
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series (Must be taken 2 times) 2
  ART 499R BFA Project WE (must be taken in two consecutive semesters) 6
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: ART 1110 is required for Illustration and Painting/Drawing BFA degrees, ART 1400 is required for Graphic Design BFA degrees, ART 1750 is required for Photography BFA degrees): 9
  ART 1110 Drawing I (3)  
  ART 1210 Spatial Drawing (3)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications (3)  
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I (3)  
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging  (3)  
  ART 2630 Painting I (3)  
Emphasis Requirements: 50 Credits
      ART 1410 Typography I 3
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I 3
 AAS Portfolio Review 
Lower Division Core
  DGM 2120 Web Essentials 3
  ART 2280 3D Computer Modeling 3
  ART 2400 Production Design 3
  ART 2430 Branding I 3
  ART 2440 Motion Graphics I 3
BFA Portfolio Review  
Upper Division Core
  ART 3420 Typography II 3
  ART 3440 Motion Graphics II  3
  ART 3450 Branding II  3
  ART 3480 UI/UX Design II  3
Art History Requirements  
  ARTH 3010 History of Design and Visual Arts  3
  ARTH 3070 Modern Art and Architecture History WE  3
Capstone Requirements  
  ART 443R Design Studio  3
  ART 481R Art and Design Internship (1)  2
Complete 2 of the following: 6
  ART 4440 Motion Graphics Studio (3)  
  ART 4480 UI/UX Studio (3)  
  ART 443R Design Studio (3)  
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Complete any ART/ARTH courses not already used (Five credits must be upper division)
 9

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in all Art and Design courses.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio submission required during senior year.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1  Course Title Credit Hours
ART Elective   3
ART 1120 2D Design  3
ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
Quanititative Literacy Requirment  MAT 1030 or Higher  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 1410 Typography I 3
ART 1420 Graphic Desigh I 3
ART Elective   3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
Personal Health/Fitness for Life HLTH 1100 or PES 1067  2
  Semester total: 15
  Notes: Apply to the AAS Graphic Design program this semester  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit
ART 1130 3D Design 3
ART 2280 3D Computer Modeling  3
DGM 2120 Web Essentials  3
ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance ( Fine Arts Requirement) 3
Humanities Distribution  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 2400 Production Design  3
ART 2430 Branding I 3
ART 2440 Motion Graphics I 3
ARTH 2720 Art History from the Renaissance 3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Apply to the BFA Graphic Design program this semester. 
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 3010 History of Design and Visual Arts  3
ARTH 3070 Modern Art and Architeture History  3
Art / Art History Elective  3
Physical Science Distribution 3
Ethics and Values Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 3420 Typography II 3
ART 3450 Branding II 3
ART 3440 Motion Graphics II 3
AR 3480  UI/UX Design II 3
Biology Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
ART 481R  Art & Design Internship  2
ART 443R Design Studio  3
Third Science Distribution 3
 Art/ Art History Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
ART 4440 Motion Graphics Studio  3
ART 4480 UI/ UX Studio  3
Upper Division Elective Art / Art History Elective *ARTH 309G- Recommended  3
History/PoliSci/American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Art and Design

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