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Graphic Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program - Fall 2010 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2010 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year. FIT catalog of their entering year.

Semester 5




MAJOR AREA
GD 311 Graphic Design I
3


GD 342 Publication Design
3
RELATED AREA
CD 371 Advanced Typography I
1.5


CD 441 Broadcast Design
2
LIBERAL ARTS
SS 334 The Psychology of Color
3


choice see Liberal Arts elective*
3
Semester 6




MAJOR AREA
GD 312 Graphic Design II
3


GD 344 Graphic Design in Digital Media
2
RELATED AREA
CD 322 Design Process Technology
2


CD 361 Professional Practices
2


CD 372 Advanced Typography II
1.5
LIBERAL ARTS
EN 322 Prof. Writing in Art and Design
3


choice see History of Art & Civ.*
3
Semester 7




MAJOR AREA
GD 411 Graphic Design III
3


GD 441 Environmental Graphics
2
RELATED AREA
AD 494 Senior Design Project Research
3


AD 496 Advanced Ad Design Workshop
3


DD 231 Production Techniques/Prepress
2


SD 303 Screen Printing with Type Images
1.5
LIBERAL ARTS
choice see American History* G10 3
Semester 8




MAJOR AREA
GD 414 Graphic Design for Packaging
2
RELATED AREA
AD 464 Senior Portfolio Design
1.5


AD 491 Internship
4


AD 495 Senior Design Project
3


CD 442 Senior 3D Presentation Design
1.5
LIBERAL ARTS
choice see Other World Civ.* G9 3

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area: 18 credits
Related Areas: 28.5 credits
Liberal Arts: 18 credits
Total Credits: 64.5

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements.

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

*REQUIREMENTS:  SEE BELOW

Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA liberal arts course.

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets the Gen. Ed. requirement for American History (G10).

Foreign Language:
The Gen. Ed. Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Graphic Design major.

History of Art & Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken or required.

EVENING/WEEKEND OPTION

A 5-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program.

The sequence of courses is:

Semester 5: GD 311, CD 371, CD 441, SS 334
Semester 6: GD 342, GD 344, CD 322, CD 372, EN 322
Semester 7: GD 312, GD 414, AD 494, AD 496
Semester 8: GD 441, AD 464, AD 495, CD 361, DD 231, SD 303
Semester 9: GD 411, AD 491, CD 442
For all Liberal Arts Courses (except SS 334 and 332), see Requirements listed above.

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