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4-Year Plan

Mapped out below is a four year plan for all visual arts majors in their respective concentration. Use it as a guide to graduate on time.

View the online catalog for course descriptions and more information.

Graphic Design

Freshman Year

Required Courses

Fall Semester

  • UNIV 100 First Year Seminar, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 111 Drawing I, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 101 Design I, 3 Credits
  • ENGL 101 or 115, 3 Credits
  • MATH 105 or 109, 3 Credits
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Spring Semester

  • ENGL 102, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 102 Design II, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 112 Drawing II, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 121 Survey of the Arts I, 3 Credits
  • MATH 206, 3 Credits

Total Credits: 30 – 32


Sophomore Year

Required Courses

Fall Semester

  • VIAR 122 Survey of the Arts II, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 211 Drawing III, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 235 Art and the Computer OR VIAR 236 - Introduction to Digital Art, 3 Credits
  • VIAR Studio Elective, 3 Credits
  • SCIENCE Elective, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 209 Sophomore Portfolio Review, 0 Credits

Spring Semester

  • VIAR 220 Introduction to Modern Art, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 345 Visual Communications, 3 Credits
  • VIAR Studio Elective, 3 Credits
  • VIAR Studio Elective, 3 Credits
  • SCIENCE Elective, 3 Credits

Total Credits: 30


Junior Year

Required Courses

Fall Semester

  • VIAR 312 Conceptual Formal Development Drawing, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 323 Art Since 1945, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 346 Design Production Processes, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 347 Typography I, 3 Credits
  • CMCN Elective, 3 Credits

Spring Semester

  • VIAR 348 Typography II, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 349 Interactive Design, 3 Credits'
  • VIAR Studio Elective, 3 Credits
  • SCIENCE Elective, 3 Credits
  • BHSC Elective, 3 Credits

Total Credits: 30


Senior Year

Required Courses

Fall Semester

  • VIAR 409 Senior Art Project I, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 445 Studio Practices I, 3 Credits
  • VIAR Elective 321 OR 422, 3 Credits
  • VIAR Studio Elective, 3 Credits
  • LIT Elective, 3 Credits

Spring Semester

  • VIAR 410 Senior Project II, 3 Credits
  • VIAR 446 Studio Practices II, 3 Credits
  • VIAR Studio Elective, 3 Credits
  • BHSC Elective, 3 Credits
  • HIST Elective, 3 Credits

Total Credits: 30