Academic Catalog

Art/Design Studio, Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 50.0702

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hours.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Foundation Courses:
ART 100Drawing I3
ART 152Design, Two-Dimensional3
ART 153Design, Three-Dimensional3
ART 154Digital Media3
Art Courses:
Choose from three hours of the following:3
Painting I
Printmaking I
Photo, Black and White Film
Introduction to Graphic Design
ART 240Jewelry and Metalsmithing I3
or ART 290 Ceramics- Hand Building Methods
Choose from six additional hours of the following:6
Painting I
Printmaking I
Jewelry and Metalsmithing I
Ceramics- Hand Building Methods
Introduction to Graphic Design
ART 563Art Theory & Criticism Seminar3
Art History Courses:
ARH 392Survey of Global Art History I3
or ARH 392W
ARH 393Survey of Global Art History II3
or ARH 393W Survey of Global Art History II
ARH Electives:
Choose from three hours of the following:3
Independent Study: Art History (Choose from three hours of the following:)
Renaissance and Baroque Art
History of Graphic Arts
U.S. Architectural History
Art in the Age of Revolutions
The Rise of Modernism
Women and the Visual Arts
History of Modern Art
U.S. Art History
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Teacher Education
Graphic Design30
Studio Arts
Free Electives
Choose from 17 hours of free electives17
Total Hours120


Concentration Courses
DES 350Typography3
DES 351Sophomore Studio3
DES 352Image Making3
DES 353Production for Graphic Design3
DES 354Typography II3
DES 450Professional Practices in Graphic3
DES 451New Media3
DES 452New Media II3
DES 453Senior Workshop in Design3
DES 454BFA Graphic Design3
or ART 499 Senior Exhibition
Total Hours30