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Degree Requirements
 

University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours):
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of twelve courses (36 credit hours) of upper-level courses (300-level and above) at AUK, of which at least 21 credit hours need to be taken in the major.

  • General Education Requirements, composed of:
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  • Program Prerequisites also applicable to the Gen Ed Humanities requirement [ART 101, ART 102, ART 120, ART 121] (6)
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  • Remaining Gen Ed requirements (43)
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  • GDES Major Requirements, comprised of:
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  • Program Prerequisites (with 6 credits applicable to Gen Ed Humanities) [ART 101, 102, 120, 121, GDES 110] (9)
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  • Core Courses (33)
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  • GDES Electives (12)
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  • GDES Related Field Electives (9)
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  • Free Electives
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Major Requirements (63 credit hours)
The Graphic Design Major requirements include 9 credit hours of program prerequisites, 33 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of Graphic Design Electives, and 9 credit hours of Graphic Design Related Field Electives. GDES students may earn a minimum grade of “C-” in individual courses required for the GDES major; however, they must maintain a cumulative major GPA of at least 2.00 in their major requirements to earn the BA in Graphic Design. The development and completion of an e-portfolio is part of the degree requirement.

Program Prerequisites (9 credit hours)
Two (6 credit hours) of the following courses - ART 101, 102, 120, 121 - may be applied to fulfill the General Education Humanities [H] requirement. The remaining three courses (9 credits) must be taken as GDES prerequisites:

ART 101 Art History I (3)[H]
ART 102 Art History II (3)[H]
ART 120 2-D Design (3)[H]
ART 121 Drawing I (3)[H]
GDES 110 Digital Foundations (3)


Core Courses (33 credit hours)
Students must complete the following eleven core courses (33 credit hours):

ART 122 3D Design (3)
GDES 220 Graphic Design I (3)
GDES 221 Typography I (3)
GDES 242 Digital Imaging I (3)
GDES 315 History of Design (3)
GDES 320 Graphic Design II (3)
GDES 321 Typography II (3)
GDES 330 Print Production (3)
GDES 420 Graphic Design III (3)
GDES 470 Internship in Graphic Design (3)
GDES 490 Capstone (3)


Graphic Design Electives (12 credit hours)
Majors are also expected to complete 12 credit hours from the following courses:

GDES 204 Digital Photography (3)
GDES 208 Film Production I (3)
GDES 337 Environmental Design (3)
GDES 342 Digital Imaging II (3)
GDES 351 Web Design (3)
GDES 369 Short Course (3)
GDES 388 Independent Study (3)
GDES 389 Special Topics (3)
GDES 421 Typography III (3)
GDES 452 3D Modeling & Animation (3)
GDES 453 Motion Graphics (3)

Graphic Design Related Field Electives (9 credit hours)
Students must select three courses (9 credit hours), in consultation with their academic advisor, from the following designations: ART, COMM, SBSA, and PHIL 100. One class must be chosen from ART 103, ART 201, ART 205, ART 211, and ART 389 (Art History-type class only).

Free Electives (12 credit hours)
Students are expected to successfully complete four courses (12 credits hours) of their choice from among courses in the CAS or CBE.

 
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