2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Design Studies, BA

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

The BA requires a minor (at least 18 hours).

Foreign Language Requirement (3-12 hours)

Completion of six hours at the sophomore-level or fourth semester demonstrated competency is required. See Modern Language Major for additional information.

Graphic Design Requirements (42hours)

Foundation Courses (12 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

ARHI 20833History of Visual Communication

3

Graphic Design Concentration (21 hours)

ARGD 10143Introduction to Visual Communication

3

ARGD 20323Typography

3

ARGD 20333Intermediate Design Practices

3

ARGD 30323Advanced Design Practices

3

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

ARGD 20503The Digital Portfolio

3

ARGD 40403Portfolio Enhancement

3

Upper-Division Graphic Design Electives (9 hours)

Choose three from the following:
ARGD 30400Illustration

3-15

ARGD 30423Publication Design

3

ARGD 30433Package Design

3

ARGD 30443Corporate Identity

3

ARGD 30453Computer Applications to Graphic Design

3

ARGD 30473Advanced Computer Applications to Graphic Design

3

ARGD 30523Advertising Design

3

ARGD 40410Graphic Design Internship

3-6

ARGD 40203The Business of Design

3

ARGD 40233Design Entrepreneurship

3

ARGD 40300Visiting Designers

1-6

ARGD 40970Special Problems

1-21

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)
TCU Core Curriculum minimum requirements vary depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area. The maximum required is 63 hours.

General Electives (if needed to reach 124 hours)