BFA - Art - Graphic Communications Concentration

  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Art is a professional degree program. The BFA prepares students for a variety of art and art-related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more arts areas. This degree focuses on intensive work in art or design supported by a program of general studies. The BFA degree offers concentrations in art education, art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic communications, illustration, photography and video, printmaking, sculpture, sequential art, and textile and surface design.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ART 1100 2-D Design and Color Theory
      3
    • ART 1150 Drawing I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ART 1200 3-D Design
      3
    • ART 2550 Computer Applications in Art
      3
    • ARH 2750 Ancient through Medieval Art
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ART 2150 Drawing II
      3
    • ART 2990 Concept,Creativity, StudioPrac
      3
    • ARH 2850 Renaissance through Modern Art
      3
    • ART 3011 Typography I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ART 3021 Publication Design
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • Art History Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    • 2D and 3D Requirement (2 of 4) Select four from the following outside the concentration area. At least one 2-D and one 3-D area must be represented. See catalog for courses
      3
    • 2D and 3D Requirement (3 of 4) Select four from the following outside the concentration area. At least one 2-D and one 3-D area must be represented. See catalog for courses
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • ART 4022 User Experience
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • Art History Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    • Concentration Elective (2 of 2) Any ART or ARH 3000- or 4000- level elective or ART 3398 with permission of instructor for 6 credit hours.
      3
    Total: 14
Year 3 (Hours: 29)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ART 4021 Advertising & Packaging
      3
    • ART 4030 Design Practicum
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • 2D and 3D Requirement (4 of 4) Select four from the following outside the concentration area. At least one 2-D and one 3-D area must be represented. See catalog for list of courses
      3
    Total: 16

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ART 4023 Interactive Media Design
      3
    • ART 4024 Motion Graphics
      3
    • ART 4980 Senior Portfolio & Project
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • Free Elective
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 31)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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