Graphic Design Major, B.F.A., Program Information
Department of Art and Design
PO Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614
The professional undergraduate degree in the visual arts is the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This degree allows the student to specialize in a particular area of art or to explore multiple studio areas in order to prepare for a professional career. Grades in Art and Art History applied to the major must be “C” or above.
After 21 credit hours in studio art and before 45 hours in art have been completed, the student must successfully complete ARTA 2916 BFA Portfolio Review. The student must pass this review in order to be accepted in the BFA capstone course, ARTA 4916 Portfolio and Exhibit and to graduate with a BFA degree in art. Students have only two chances to complete the BFA Portfolio Review course.
Students in the BFA program in Graphic Design should be aware that the final advanced studio courses should have as the primary goal the production of Art and Design work of exhibition quality. Examples of this work will be exhibited by the Department of Art and Design as proof of student excellence in a required senior capstone exhibition or presentation. The BFA degree does not have a foreign language requirement, nor does it require a minor due to increased courses required at the advanced level.
Students with 0-59 earned credit hours:
Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website (http://www.etsu.edu/cas/case/) or call (423) 439-5602.
Students with 60 or more earned credit hours:
Contact your designated faculty advisor:
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Transfer students majoring in Graphic Design should contact the department for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.
For general information about the department or courses, contact Mira Gerard, Chair [firstname.lastname@example.org; (423) 439-4247].
General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours
Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
Humanities and Fine Arts
9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.
Graduation in this major/concentration requires a minimum of 120 credits, including General Education requirements, CSCI 1100 , college degree requirements, major requirements, and minor requirements.
Passing the CSCI 1100 proficiency test produces no credit, but satisfies the graduation requirement (see http://www.etsu.edu/cbat/computing/uit/). If the total credits from these areas are less than 120 credits, students may use free electives to complete the requirement.