BFA - Graphic Design - Degree Map

1st Year

Fall Semester

  • Gen Ed – ENG 101 - 3
  • Gen Ed - 3
  • AR 206 Studio I - 3
  • AR 208 Drawing - 3
  • AAA - 3

Spring Semester

  • Gen Ed - MATH - 3
  • Gen Ed – ENG 102 - 3
  • AR 207 Studio II - 3
  • AR 281 Beg. Digital Photo - 3
  • AR 105 Intro Art Crit - 3

2nd Year

Fall Semester

  • Gen Ed - 3
  • Gen Ed - 3
  • # AR 209 Drawing - 3
  • AR 364 History of Art I - 3
  • # AR 202 InDesign - 3

Spring Semester

  • Gen Ed - SCI - 4
  • Gen Ed - 3
  • *Art History - 3
  • # AR 310 Photo Shop - 3
  • 2D Art elective - 3

3rd Year

Fall Semester

  • Gen Ed - SCI - 4
  • 3D Art elective - 3
  • **AR 301 Typography or AR 312 Design for the Internet - 3
  • Art Studio Elective - 3
  • 3D Elective - 3

Spring Semester

  • Gen Ed - 4
  • # AR 306 Illustrator - 3
  • # AR 401 Adv. Graphic Design - 3
  • 2D or 3D Art elective - 3
  • *Art History - 3

4th Year

Fall Semester

  • Gen Ed - 3
  • Gen Ed - 3
  • AR 381 Intermediate Digital Photography - 3
  • # AR 305 Art Theory - 3
  • 300-400 level Electives - 3

Spring Semester

  • # AR 498 Prof. Practice - 3
  • # AR 497 BFA Exhibition - 6
  • # AR 405 Seminar in Art - 3
  • Electives - 1-3

NOTES:

  • Most courses in the freshman year can be interchanged between Fall and Spring
  • Students should check with their advisor to ensure their major area will be offered in the semesters indicated and adjust accordingly if the emphasis course if off-rotation
  • Gen Ed courses can be taken in any of the designated semesters; science classes should be taken earlier than indicated if the students has completed Math
  • # Courses must be taken in the semester indicated in order to complete in 4 years
  • Art electives & courses within the emphasis area may also be available in summer using the AR 379 prefix; these course will be substituted for required courses as needed
  • *one of these art history classes must be AR 367 Women Artists in Art History OR Performance Art
  • ** AR 301 & AR 312 are offered alternate years; students must enroll in one of these courses in the fall semester of their junior or senior year
  • See degree plan for acceptable 2D and 3D electives for this major

This degree map may change at any time, and ASU does not guarantee its accuracy. Always consult with your major advisor before registering for courses. It is your responsibility to know the requirements for your degree.