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    Mar 27, 2023  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design Major, BFA

The graphic design major is specifically designed to provide the basic visual education for students who wish to pursue careers in graphic design-related fields such as advertising, art direction, three-dimensional design, publication designs, or electronic media.

Transfer students are advised that a minimum of 21 hours in studio courses must be earned at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as ARTD 251 . Transfer students who expect to enroll in 300 (junior level) courses must present a portfolio of 10- 15 works, the majority of which must be in graphic design.

No grade below C in art courses may be applied to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A minimum of 42 credit hours, 300 level or above, must be earned prior to graduation.

A minimum of 120 hours are required. Students are advised that courses in graphic design must be taken in sequence, and that successful completion of Portfolio Review (ARTD 350 ) is prerequisite to all upper-division courses.

Students must complete ARTD 351  with a grade of C or better following successful completion of Portfolio Review (ARTD 350 ). If ARTD 351  is not successfully completed, the student must resubmit a portfolio to regain entrance into the junior program. Resubmission of the portfolio must occur during the scheduled Portfolio Review.

The following core courses must be completed before students can progress into the program as majors and before further art classes may be taken.

ART 101 
ART 103 
ARTH 172 *, ARTH 173 *

Those applying will be admitted into the program in rank order of cumulative average as space allows. The overall record will be evaluated for quality and seriousness of purpose. Excessive absences, withdrawals, incompletes or repeated courses may result in denial of progression. Progression into the School of Art does not guarantee progression into a chosen concentration. Progression into a concentration will follow successful completion of a concentration Portfolio Review.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts • Graphic Design Major

I. Art Core (18 hours)

II. Graphic Design (41 hours)

III. Required Design and Professional (6 hours)

IV. Studio (18 hours)

A. Select 18 hours from list below:

any 200-level or above Two-Dimensional Arts
any 200-level or above Three-Dimensional Arts (except ARTB 240 )
any 200-level or above Four-Dimensional Arts

V. Art History (3 hours)

A. Select 3 hours:

any upper-division art history electives (ARTH)

VI. General Curriculum (34-35 hours)

A. Complete (6 hours)*:

B. Communicating Through Writing (3 hours)*:

any WC course from the university general education list 

C. Quantitative Reasoning (6-7 hours)*:

any two QR courses from the university general education list 

D. Natural Sciences (7-8 hours)*:

any two NS courses from the university general education list  (at least one with a laboratory)

E. Social Sciences (6 hours)*:

any two SS courses from the university general education list 

F. Intermediate Foreign Language (6 hours)*:

any intermediate foreign language sequence or intermediate intensive course from the university general education list 


* Meets University General Education Requirement