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Graphic Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 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 Writing in the Art and Design Professions
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/Digital 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 Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 18 credits
RELATED AREA: 28.5 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 18 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 64.5 credits


A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

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.


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 Gen. Ed. American History requirement (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.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, or any other HA course that meets the Gen. Ed. requirement for Other World Civ. (G9).


A 5-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (www.fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses varies slightly from that listed on this page.

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