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

Graphic Design, BFA

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in graphic design is a selective program at Flagler College. Interested students can apply any semester after successfully completing ART 229 Branding. Applicants will be selected based upon the quality of their branding portfolio and academic performance in art and design courses completed at Flagler College. 

The BFA is a professional degree that focuses on intensive work in graphic design to further prepare students for studio-based careers or graduate school. The program will provide opportunities for students to customize their educational experience through additional electives, gain practical experience during an internship, develop a professional-level portfolio, and conduct undergraduate research during a thesis project.

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

Students will complete the following courses for a total of 79 credit hours:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I Credits: 4
ART 106 - Drawing and Composition II

Prerequisite(s): ART 105.

Credits: 4
ART 204 - Image Studio

Prerequisite(s): ART 105.

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

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 204, ART 218, and ART 225.

Credits: 4
ART 228 - Design Methodologies

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 204, ART 218, and ART 225.

Credits: 4
ART 229 - Branding

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, and ART 227.

Credits: 4
ART 252WI - Survey of Art History II Credits: 3
ART 326 - Interactive Design Studio

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 228. 

Credits: 4
ART 352 - Art History III

Prerequisite(s): ART 218 and ART 251WI or ART 252WI.

Credits: 3
ART 430 - Web Design Studio

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 228, and ART 326.

Credits: 4
ART 436 - Advertising Design

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 228, ART 229.

Credits: 4
ART 471 - BFA Design Thesis

Prerequisite(s): Graphic design major, acceptance into the BFA program, and ART 430 , ART 436 , ART 352 

Credits: 4
ART 482 - Internship (4 credits required for BFA)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Dean of the School of Creative Arts and Letters and a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Credits: 1-4
ART 495 - Design Portfolio

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 228, ART 229, ART 326 , ART 430, ART 436.

Credits: 4

Electives

Students must complete 14 credit hours from the following courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 241 - Photography I Credits: 4
ART 253 - History of Graphic Design Credits: 3
ART 320 - Design Production

Prerequisite(s): ART 204.

Credits: 4
ART 323 - Motion Graphics

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226.      

Credits: 4
ART 325 - Illustration I

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, and ART 225.

Credits: 4
ART 327 - Type Studio 2

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 227, ART 228.

Credits: 4
ART 329 - Package Design

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 228, ART 229.

Credits: 4
ART 332 - Printmaking/Intaglio and Relief

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 225 

Credits: 4
ART 337 - Screen Printing

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 225, ART 226.

Credits: 4
ART 340 - Selected Topics

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-4
ART 341 - Photography II

Prerequisite(s): Fine Art, Art Education, or Graphic Design major or minor and ART 241.

Credits: 4
ART 348 - Book Arts

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 225, ART 226.

Credits: 4
ART 356 - Environmental Graphic Design

Prerequisite(s): ART 105, ART 106, ART 204, ART 218, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 228.

Credits: 4
ART 366 - European Modernism, 1907-1940

Prerequisite(s): ART 218. 

Credits: 3
ART 367 - History of Photography

Prerequisite(s): ART 218.

Credits: 3
ART 409 - Art Study Abroad

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

Credits: 1-4
ART 415 - Gallery Management

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or instructor permission.

Credits: 3
ART 418 - Installation and Site-Specific Art

Prerequisite(s): ART 226, ART 305.

Credits: 4
ART 426 - Illustration II

Prerequisite(s): ART 325.

Credits: 4
ART 433 - Video Art

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or instructor permission.

Credits: 4
ART 434 - Socially Engaged Art

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4
ART 440 - Selected Topics

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Credits: 1-4
ART 492 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): Department approval and a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Credits: 1-4
BUS 330 - Intercultural Communication for Business Credits: 3
CIS 200 - Introduction to Information Systems Credits: 3
COM 318 - Principles of Advertising

Prerequisite(s): MRK 310 for Business Administration or Accounting majors, BUS 101 or ART 218 or COM 208 for all other students.

Credits: 3
ENT 430 - International Entrepreneurship

Prerequisite(s): ENT 311 or BUS 307.
 

Credits: 3
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3
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