Studio Art, B.S. - Graphic Design

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/art/programs 

120 Overall Credits Required

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

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:
ART 104 - History of Western Art I or ART 105 - History of Western Art II

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

60 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
39 Credits Required

Requirements:
ART 104 – History of Western Art I (T2CE)*
ART 105 — History of Western Art II
ART 112 — Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 —Three Dimensional Design
ART 150 - Introductory Drawing I (T2CD)*
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
21 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Requirements:
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 415 — Professional Practice in Graphic Design (T3)*
ART 497 — Design Practicum

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

3 Credits Required

CSC 104 - Web Technology ('C' or better) (T1TF)*

FREE ELECTIVES

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