Graphic Design: CurriculumGraphic Design: Curriculum

Graphic Design: Curriculum

In addition to 120 credit hours, one laboratory course must be completed as a part of the general curriculum requirements. You must also achieve an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and successfully complete a portfolio review before scheduling the Graphic Design Studio I (ART 227) course.

Get a description of each of Cal U's graphic design courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design: 120 Credits

First Semester - 16 credits
CourseCredits

ART 110 Drawing

3 crs.

ART 119 Design 2-D

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Second Semester - 15 credits
CourseCredits

ART 120 Design 3-D

3 crs.

COM 142 Video Production I

3 crs.

ART Studio Course (Lower)

3 crs.

ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ART 127 Introduction to Graphic Design

3 crs.

ART Studio Course (Upper)

3 crs.

GCM 180 Multimedia Foundations

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ART 261 Typography

3 crs.

ART 262 Color Theory

3 crs.

COM 331 Radio/TV Commercials

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ART 227 Graphic Design Studio I

3 crs.

ART 308 Art History: Ancient to Medieval

3 crs.

GCM 331 Web Publishing

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ART 327 Graphic Design Studio II

3 crs.

ART 316 Art History: Renaissance Through Rococo

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

General Education course

3 crs.

Seventh Semester - 15 credits
CourseCredits

ART 427 Graphic Design Studio III

3 crs.

ART 317 Art History: Neoclassicism Through the Present

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Elective

3 crs.

Eighth Semester - 15 credits
CourseCredts

ART 428 Graphic Design Studio IV

3 crs.

ART 422 Art History: The Art World After Modernism

3 crs.

Elective

3 crs.

Elective

3 crs.

Elective

3 crs.

Note: One laboratory course must be completed as part of the General Education requirements.

Students must achieve an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and successfully complete a portfolio review before scheduling Graphic Design Studio I (ART 227) – see adviser.