Graphic Design Major Requirements

To earn the BFA with a major in graphic design, students must complete the requirements outlined below.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Art Requirements

Studio Courses (18 hours)

ART 10103

Drawing I

ART 10113

Drawing II

ART 10123

Design and Color

ART 10133

3-D Design

ART 20743

Photography

ART 30753

Photographic Illustration

Art History (9 hours)

ART 10043

Introduction to Art History

ART 30000-

Level Art History Elective

ART 20833

History of Visual Communication

Graphic Design Concentration (45 hours)

ART 10143

Introduction to Visual Communication

ART 20323

Typography I

ART 20333

Typography II

ART 20453

Introduction to Computer Graphics

ART 30323

Typography III

ART 30400

Illustration

ART 30423

Publication Design

ART 30433

Package Design

ART 30443

Corporate Identity

ART 30453

Computer Applications to Graphic Design

ART 30473

Advanced Computer Applications to Graphic Design

ART 30523

Advertising Design

ART 40143

Senior Thesis in Visual Communication

ART 40410

Graphic Design Internship

ART 40413

Portfolio and Marketing

Studio Elective (3 hours)

General Electives (if needed to equal 124 hours)

Suggested Courses for Freshman Year

Fall (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

Written Communication (WCO)

Natural Sciences (NCS)

Art Courses (6 hours)

ART 10103

ART 10123

Art History Course (3 hours)

ART 10043

Spring (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

Religious Traditions (RT)

Natural Sciences (NCS)

Art Courses (9 hours)

ART 10113

ART 10133

ART 10143

Art History Course (3 hours)

ART 20803, if available, may replace one of the core classes this semester.





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