Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Art: Graphic Design

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B.A.
B.S.
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301, 1303, 1307, or 1405

(B.S.) MATH 1303, 1307, or 1405

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.    
Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.    
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.    
Total General Studies Hours 48-64 51-58

Art: Graphic Design Major

42

Complete the following 15 courses for 42 semester hours:
 

ART 1301    Design I

ART 1303    Drawing I

ART 2050    Sophomore Portfolio Review

ART 2314    Photography I

ART 3318    Web Design

ART 3319    Visual Communication

ART 3321    Graphic Design I

ART 3322    Graphic Design II

ART 3325    Lettering and Typography

ART 4300    Portfolio Research

ART 4301    Internship in Art (S-L)

ART 4318    History of Graphic Design I

ART 4321    Advertising Design (S-L)

ART 4338    History of Graphic Design II

COMA 3304  Writing Across Media

Complete the following allied course for 3 credit hours:
 

MRKT 3301  Principles of Marketing (required)

3
3
Specialization Electives:
6
Complete at least 6 additional upper-level credit hours of courses in ART:
 

ART 3303    Drawing III (Prerequisite ART 2303)

ART 3305    Art History I

ART 3306    Art History II

ART 3310    Painting II (Prerequisite ART 2310)

ART 3314    Photography II (Prerequisite ART 2314)

ART 4327    Color and Composition

ART 4328    Illustration I

ART 4329    Illustration II

ART 4341    Business of Photography

Electives 5-21 11-18
  Sufficient electives are required to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level credit hours. A minor is recommended.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

Refer to course descriptions in the back of this catalog for course prerequisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

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