Art - Area of Emphasis in Graphic Design - B.F.A.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): ARTS 2100ARTS 2100E


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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2400E or ARHI 2411H 


Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2300E or ARHI 2311H

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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): ANTH 1102, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, or SOCI 2600 


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Area VI
ARST 1040
ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H 
ARST 1060
ARST 1080
ARGD 2010

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
Students will be provisional majors (I-Art 3088) until they have completed ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, and ARST 1080 (with a grade of C (2.0) or better), and have been accepted into the Graphic Design concentration through portfolio review. Students entering with pre-existing college credit must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Completion of Core Areas I-V should be done simultaneously with the completion of the 4-year B.F.A. program. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria.  
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ARHI 2400 (or ARHI 2411H), ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, ARST 1080, and ARGD 2010.  
  • Portfolio Review 
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    Major Requirements

    A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
    Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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    Required Courses (39 hours)
    Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better required.

    ARGD 3020
    ARGD 3030
    ARGD 3060
    ARGD 3070 or ARHI 3300
    ARGD 4030
    ARGD 4060
    ARGD 4090
    ARGD 4110
    ARST 4915/6915 or ARGD 4020
     
    Art History Courses: 
    Three (3) hours of 3000/4000-level ARHI electives*
    *Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARHI 3T01 to ARHI 5T99) may not satisfy this requirement.

    (It is required to take two 3000-level ARHI courses before taking any 4000-level ARHI course.)
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    Major Electives (21 hours)
    Choose twelve (12) hours of studio electives from the following:
    ARST studio courses 2000-level or above
    ARID (Interior Design) courses 2000-level or above (except ARID 3125 & ARID 4010)
    ARGD (Graphic Design) courses, including ARGD 4080 (can be repeated for up to 9 hours)

    *Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARTS 3T01 to 5T99) may not satisfy this requirement.

    Design Focus Tracks/Professional Electives:

    Complete a certificate or minor 

    OR

    Complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours in one of the following associated subject areas. At least six (6) hours must be at the 2000-level or above.
    Some courses may require prerequisites or permission of instructor.

    Art, Design & Architectural History
    Any 3000/4000-level ARHI courses
    ARID 3210
    ARID 3220
    EDES 4610/6610
    EDES 4630/6630
    EDES 4640/6640
    TXMI(THEA) 4270/6270
    TXMI 4290/6290
    TXMI 4350/6350
    TXMI 4360/6360
    TXMI 4370/6370

    Communications & Media
    Any COMMEMST, or JOUR courses
    Any ADPR courses (except ADPR 3520, ADPR 3520E, or ADPR 5710)
    ENGL 3590W
    ENGL 3800W or ENGL 3800H
    ENGL 3801W
    ENGL 3850S
    ENGL 3860W
    ENGL 4800W
    ENGL 4832W
    ENGL 4896
    WMST 3260

    Cultural Studies
    PSYC 3980
    PSYC 3990
    PSYC 4100
    PSYC 4110
    PSYC 4120
    PSYC 4200
    SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H
    SOCI 2600
    SOCI 3010
    SOCI 3020
    SOCI 3170
    SOCI 3730
    SOCI 3950
    SOCI(INTL) 4560S
    SOWK 2154S
    SOWK 2155

    Interaction & Computing
    COMM 2520
    COMM 2700E
    COMM 3600
    Any CSCI courses
    ENGR 1920
    Any NMIX courses

    Marketing & Strategy
    Any ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, ECON, MARK, MBUS, MGMT, or LEGL courses
    Any courses in the Entrepreneurship Certificate:
         htpp://www.terry.uga.edu/academics/entrepreneurship/certificate
    ADPR 3100
    ADPR 3110
    ADPR 3120
    ADPR 5140
    ADPR 5750/7750
    ADPR 5760/7760

    Studio Art & Design
    Any ARSTARTSARGD, or ARID courses
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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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