Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Graphic Design Major

Graphic Design Major

Graphic Design majors at Flagler College participate in a vigorous learning environment to prepare them for an increasingly demanding and changing creative industry. Following a strong foundation of drawing, design theory, art history and visual culture, students learn about typography, digital imaging, design methodologies, branding, interactive design, advertising, and web design. The curriculum represents a contemporary balance of theory, traditional practice and digital media. Students receive real-world instruction from design professionals in state-of-the-art digital studios equipped with Macintosh computers. Workstations in the labs give students access to the latest Adobe software along with scanning and printing facilities. In preparation for a diverse job market, each student develops a professional-level portfolio consisting of a wide variety of design projects.

Foundation Program for Fine Art and Graphic Design

The Foundation Program in Art at Flagler College represents a series of interrelated courses that provide a consistent and comprehensive set of skills and concepts that represent an essential foundation for the successful art student. The set of skills and concepts include:

  1. Competence in observational and expressive drawing techniques.
  2. The ability to demonstrate organizational skills based on the elements of art and principles of design.
  3. Visual literacy based upon conceptual frames of reference.
  4. The skillful use of a variety of art materials
  5. The skills necessary to present and explain their work
  6. A working knowledge of the history of art and the role of art history in their own creative development
  7. Disciplined work habits and time management skills

The Art Foundation Program at Flagler College includes the following courses:

  • ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I Credits: 4
  • ART 106 - Drawing and Composition II Credits: 4
  • ART 218 - Visual Culture Credits: 3
  • ART 225 - Two-Dimensional Materials and Concepts Credits: 4
  • ART 226 - Three-Dimensional Materials and Concepts Credits: 4
  • ART 251WI - Survey of Art History I Credits: 3 (only required for Fine Arts Majors)
  • ART 252WI - Survey of Art History II Credits: 3
  • ART 352 - Art History III Credits: 3

All students majoring in Fine Art or Graphic Design must take these courses as a foundation for upper division courses. Students transferring to Flagler College from another institution must take the foundations curriculum at Flagler College. Any exemptions from this requirement must be approved by the Art and Design Department Chair.

Advisement

Not all courses can be offered every semester. Accordingly, students are advised to carefully plan their program of study.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required unless so stated; exceptions to prerequisites may be made with departmental approval. All exceptions must be approved in writing by the Department Chair.

Transfer Students

All transfer students majoring in Fine Art or Graphic Design are required to complete the foundations curriculum at Flagler College with the exception of ART 105. All exemptions from this requirement must be approved in writing by the Department Chair. No 300 or above level credits are transferable without permission of the chair. Transfer students or students who change their major may experience delayed graduation. The transfer student in Graphic Design should expect to complete their degree in no less than five (5) semesters.

Students enrolled in the Graphic Design major at Flagler College must follow a sequential ordering of course curriculum. It is highly advisable for all Graphic Design majors to consult their academic advisor for an accurate graduation date.

Special Fees

Some studio art courses will require a lab fee to cover the cost of supplies used by students enrolled in the course. Most studio courses require students to purchase specific art supplies. A list of these required supplies will be included in the course syllabus, which is distributed at the beginning of each course.

Students will need to pre-purchase all color and black-and-white prints. Each student is given a $50 starting balance for all classes combined. All print balances return to $50 at the beginning of each semester. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a print balance from that point on by paying in advance for prints online by visiting https://print.flagler.edu.

Required Courses

A minimum of 65 credit hours.

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I Credits: 4
ART 106 - Drawing and Composition II Credits: 4
ART 204 - Image Studio Credits: 4
ART 218 - Visual Culture Credits: 3
ART 225 - Two-Dimensional Materials and Concepts Credits: 4
ART 226 - Three-Dimensional Materials and Concepts Credits: 4
ART 227 - Type Studio 1 Credits: 4
ART 228 - Design Methodologies Credits: 4
ART 229 - Branding Credits: 4
ART 252WI - Survey of Art History II Credits: 3
ART 326 - Interactive Design Studio Credits: 4
ART 352 - Art History III Credits: 3
ART 430 - Web Design Studio Credits: 4
ART 436 - Advertising Design Credits: 4
ART 495 - Design Portfolio Credits: 4

Students must also choose two electives from the following:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 241 - Photography I Credits: 4
ART 253 - History of Graphic Design Credits: 3
ART 320 - Design Production Credits: 4
ART 323 - Motion Graphics Credits: 4
ART 325 - Illustration I Credits: 4
ART 327 - Type Studio 2 Credits: 4
ART 329 - Package Design Credits: 4
ART 332 - Printmaking/Intaglio and Relief Credits: 4
ART 337 - Screen Printing Credits: 4
ART 340 - Selected Topics Credits: 1-4
ART 341 - Photography II Credits: 4
ART 348 - Book Arts Credits: 4
ART 356 - Environmental Graphic Design Credits: 4
ART 426 - Illustration II Credits: 4
ART 433 - Video Art Credits: 4
ART 440 - Selected Topics Credits: 1-4
ART 492 - Independent Study Credits: 1-4
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