Bachelor of Arts/Science in Art - Graphic Design Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts in Art / Science with an emphasis in Graphic Design degree has seven basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Emphasis Electives
  6. Program Requirements
  7. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
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General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Discipline Core Requirements
ART 1001FYE: Art and Design1
ART 1110Drawing and Composition3
ART 11202-Dimensional Design3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
ARTH 2710Art History I3
ARTH 2720Art History II3
Emphasis Requirements
ART 2710Typography I3
ART 4800RSenior Exhibition1
DES 1300Design I3
DES 2300Design II3
DES 2600Creative Imaging3
Emphasis Electives 1
Complete 27 credits from the following:
ART 3300RGraphic Design Problems3
ART 36103-D Visualization3
ART 36503-D Animation3
ART 3710Typography II3
ART 3780Prepress and Print Production3
ART 3800Business of Art3
ART 3910RDigital Painting3
ART 4650Publication Design3
ART 4750Package Design3
ART 4950RArt Internship1-3
ARTH 3750Graphic Design History3
DES 2800Digital Publishing3
DES 36003-D Visualization3
DES 36503-D Animation3
DES 3800Branding3
Program Requirement
Complete 12 upper-division credits.12
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 Courses with a “R” at the end of the course number are repeatable up to 6 credits each in fulfillment of program requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline, Emphasis Requirement, and Emphasis Elective course

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ART 1001 FYE: Art and Design 1
ART 1110 Drawing and Composition 3
ART 1120 2-Dimensional Design 3
ART 1130 3-Dimensional Design I 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
DES 1300 Design I 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (Life Science) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ARTH 2710 Art History I meets General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
DES 2300 Design II 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ARTH 2720 Art History II 3
DES 2600 Creative Imaging 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences/Lab) 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Hours16
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ART 2710 Typography I 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ART 4800R Senior Exhibition 1
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
ART Elective (Emphasis Elective) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
 Total Hours120