Feb 22, 2024  
UofM 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art - Graphic Design Concentration, (B.F.A.)

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University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that the Humanities category is satisfied for art students who meet all B.F.A. in Art requirements by taking two of the following three courses:

The Major (79 hours)

Major Core (Foundation in Art) (12 hours)


Art majors must be formally accepted into a concentration. Admission to the University and completion of foundation art courses do not guarantee placement in a concentration. Admission is selective and is based on a portfolio evaluation that reflects professional standards and meets concentration expectations. Space availability may also affect admission decisions. A concentration entrance application and a portfolio should be submitted upon completion of foundation courses (ART 1210 , ART 1215 , ART 1311 , ART 1314 ) plus additional concentration-specific courses (see concentration areas for these courses). The portfolio includes, but is not limited to, artwork from these courses. Guidelines and application forms for concentration admission are available in the department office and from faculty advisors. Consultation with a faculty adviser is recommended before or during portfolio preparation. Transfer students must meet concentration entrance requirements. After review, the department notifies the student of one of the following: (1) acceptance, (2) recommendation to correct deficiencies and reapply, or (3) denial of admission.

Graphic Design (67 hours):

Entrance (10 hours)

Students may submit portfolios for review no earlier than the semester that the entrance requirements are being completed. Enrollment in 3000 or 4000 level graphic design courses is based upon this review.

Art History (9 hours)


COMM 4850  may be substituted for one art history course.

Completion of Concentration (39 hours)

Art Electives (9 hours)

Art electives complete the 79 hours of professional course work.


For the B.F.A. in Art, a total of 120 semester hours is required, 85 of which must be in professional course work that includes two courses from among ARTH 2010, 2020 or 2030. A minimum of 42 upper division semester hours is required for the degree. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for the major and all required courses for the Art major must have a minimum grade of “C-.”

Typical 4-Year Graphic Design Concentration Sequence

Semester Totals 30 hrs

Sophomore Year

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Junior Year

Semester Totals 31 hrs

Senior Year

Semester Totals 27 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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