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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, BFA

Program Code: 511A
CIP Code: 50.0409


General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

ART 2030 , ART 2130  and ECO 2030  if taken for the major may count toward General Education: Liberal Studies Experience; ANT 1415  & S D 2400  may count in Gen Ed: ILE

Major Requirements (81 Hours)

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each Art course. 18 semester hours must be completed at Appalachian State University.

  • Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID)
  • Senior Capstone Experience (CAP) must be met

Portfolio Review

  • GD Candidacy Portfolio Review
  • GD Senior Portfolio

Courses noted # and either ART 2030  or ART 2130  must be completed prior to GD Candidacy Portfolio Review


Students who pass candidacy portfolio review are required to have a laptop computer & software that meets minimum graphic design program specifications.

And 6 Hours of Studio Art Electives

See undergraduate catalog for prerequisites

And 3 Hours Printmaking Electives

See undergraduate catalog for prerequisites

And 3 hours of ART History Electives to Fulfill the Junior Writing in the Discipline Requirement

Graphic Design Studios (33 Hours)

Professional Development (6 Hours)

Minor - Not Required

Free Electives (2-9 Hours)

To total a minimum of 122 hours for this major

  • 2 hours of free electives outside the major discipline are required

Total Required (122-127 Hours)