2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Graphic Design, BFA

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

Graphic Design Requirements (78 hours)

Studio Art (9 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

ARST 20743Photography

3

Art History (12 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

ARHI 20833History of Visual Communication

3

ARHI Approved Art History electives

9

ARHI Approved Art History electives

9

Graphic Design Concentration (57 hours)

ARGD 10143Introduction to Visual Communication

3

ARGD 20301Professional Development for Graphic Designers (2 hours required)

ARGD 20323Typography

3

ARGD 20333Intermediate Design Practices

3

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

ARGD 20503The Digital Portfolio

3

ARGD 30301Professional Recognition for Graphic Designers (4 hours required)

ARGD 30323Advanced Design Practices

3

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 40143Senior Thesis in Visual Communication

3

ARGD 40410Graphic Design Internship

3-6

ARGD 40413Portfolio and Marketing

3

ARGD 30000+Upper-Division Graphic Design Elective

3

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)

Suggested Courses for Freshman Year

Fall (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (3 hours)

WCO Written Communication

3

Studio Art Courses (6 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

Graphic Design Courses(6 hours)

ARGD 10143Introduction to Visual Communication

3

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

Spring (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

RT Religious Traditions

3

NSC Natural Sciences

3

Graphic Design Courses (6 hours)

ARGD 10143Introduction to Visual Communication

3

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI 20833History of Visual Communication

3

If available, may replace one of the core classes this semester.