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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

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Graphic Design
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design enables you to achieve proficiency in the principles and practices utilized by professional designers and affiliated industries. Through the study of art theory, art history and historic and contemporary art, you gain knowledge of design genres and systems of thought. Emphasis is on development of the concepts and skills related to graphic design and the development of a personal artistic idiom. You will learn to use research practices effectively and to discuss the development of your work in speech and in writing.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass a particular test, a final project, a term paper and/or a portfolio, as determined by a particular major.
  • Pass a senior-level capstone course that includes an exhibition of the studentís work (portfolio). The portfolio will be evaluated by appropriate faculty prior to graduation.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Knowledge and ability to apply the principles and practices of a professional designer.
  2. Knowledge of the skills/concepts in art criticism and theory.
  3. Ability to use sound research practices.
  4. Ability to use appropriate technology.
  5. Understanding of the world through study of international historic and contemporary art.
  6. Ability to engage in complex thought, analysis and reasoning.
  7. Ability to observe, analyze and explain motivation for and intent of an individualís work.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
  9. Ability to reason and learn collaboratively.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
ART 1802C X X X X X X X X X
ART 1803C X X X X X X X X X
ART 2701C or
ART 2757C
    X X X X X X X
ART 2930C X     X          
ART 3807C X X X X X X X X X
ART 4955C X X X X X X X X  
GRA 4186C X X X X X X X X X
  X X   X X   X  
GRA 2208C   X   X     X    
GRA 3193C X X X X   X X X X
GRA 3194C X X X X   X X X X
GRA 3198C X X X X   X X X X
GRA 3209C X X X X   X X X X
GRA 4186C X X X X X X X X X
GRA 4187C X X X X X X X X X
GRA 4196C X X X X X X X X X
GRA 4197C X X X X X X X X X

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