2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Design Studies, BA

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

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)

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

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hours minimum)

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

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

Foreign Language

Six hours or demonstrated proficiency at the second-semester, sophomore level is required. See Modern Language Major catalog listing for additional information.

Graphic Design Requirements (36 hours)

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 (54 hours)

ARGD 10143Introduction to Visual Communication

3

ARGD 20323Typography I

3

ARGD 20333Typography II

3

ARGD 30323Typography III

3

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Upper-Division Graphic Design Electives (9 hours)

Choose three from the following:
ARGD 30400Illustration

3.00-15.00

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

Upper-Division Graphic Design Elective

3

General Electives (if needed to reach 124 hours)