Studio Art, B.S. - Concentration: Graphic Design

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At least 50 percent of studio art credits must be taken at Southern Connecticut State University.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Technological Fluency:
CSC 104 - Web Technology ('C' or better)

Tier 2 – Creative Drive:
ART 150 - Introductory Drawing I (‘C’ or better)

Tier 2 – Cultural Expression: Select a course other than ART 104 or ART 105

Tier 3 - Capstone:
ART 415 - Professional Practice in Graphic Design

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


54 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Students must take at least 50 percent of their studio art credits at Southern Connecticut State University. 

Studio Art Core Requirements
36 Credits Required

ART 104 – History of Western Art I
ART 105 — History of Western Art II
ART 112 — Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 —Three Dimensional Design
ART 151 — Drawing II, Drawing and Composition

Select six studio art courses at the 200 or 300-level. Selections must be from a minimum of four different areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewelry/Metals
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Select one art history course at the 300-level or above.

Concentration - Graphic Design
18 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

ART 215 — Principles of Graphic Design
ART 216 — Typography
ART 310 — Information and Illustration
ART 315 — Advanced Problems in Design
ART 316 — Digital Media Production
ART 497 — Design Practicum


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).

Maximum of 18 credits in Studio Art.