2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Major in Graphic Design

Candidates seeking admission to the BFA program in Graphic Design must submit an application to the chairperson who will then schedule a portfolio presentation and personal interview for the candidate with a committee consisting of three departmental faculty members. Candidates accepted for the program will be expected to maintain a high standard of excellence, demonstrate significant artistic growth, and a 3.00 grade point average in all art courses. Before advancement to upper-division status, all B.F.A. candidates must participate in review and evaluation by the departmental faculty.

Each student’s portfolio will be reviewed annually by departmental faculty, which will make a recommendation concerning the student’s status in the program. If probation is recommended, students may apply for readmission at the completion of a full semester. Readmission in the B.F.A. program in Graphic Design will be contingent upon faculty evaluation.

Majors in Graphic Design must complete at least 24 credits in Graphic Design.

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The following curriculum of 69 major credits:

All BFA degree majors in Art have a minimum requirement of 69 credits in Art, Art History and Graphic Design courses. Distribution of those credits is as follows:

Core Requirements (15 credits)
ART 112Two & Three Dimensional Design3
ART 114Art & Design: First Year Seminar3
ART 210History of Art I3
ART 211History of Art II3
ART 272Digital Foundations3
Additional supportive courses (12 credits)
200-level two-dimensional studio art courses6
200-level three-dimensional studio art courses6
Studies in Art History (6 credits)
Any 400-level art history courses6
Studies in Graphic Design (24 credits)
200-level Graphic Design Courses3
400-level Graphic Design Courses21
Art & Design Electives (12 credits)
400-level studio art courses outdise Graphic Design6
400-level art history, graphic design or studio art courses6
Exhibition Requirement *
Total Credits69

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