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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Art - Graphic Design (BFA)


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Art Objectives


The School of Design prepares students to become professional artists and to develop as individuals enlightened in the production of art culminating in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and/or Master of Fine Arts degrees. To support these objectives we provide the student with a series of guided experiences in the history of art, the use of materials, the development of a personal aesthetic, and the encouragement of artistic mastery. These objectives endow our students with the attitudes and skills needed to become mature, self-motivated artists.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program Objectives


This program is designed to develop a deep and lasting appreciation for the visual arts and train students to become professional artists in their respective fields of study. The candidate for a degree must complete the prescribed General Education Requirements (GER) courses and pass the remaining ART courses with no grade below a "C".

Prerequisites


Courses beyond the basic design, drawing, and art history survey courses have prerequisites, as the knowledge gained in each successive course builds on the previous experience. Students who qualify for Advanced Placement Credit will be given credit for art elective courses; however, all students must enroll in the basic design and drawing courses because of the importance of learning the content of these introductory courses.

NOTE: All students enrolling in ART 115  must have an appropriate laptop computer and designated software. Specific descriptions of these are available on our web site www.art.latech.edu

Senior Exhibit


A senior exhibit is required of all art majors and will be a graded component of their final major studio course. A passing grade in this course is contingent upon a "C" or better grade for the exhibit. The program coordinator assigns this grade. The following courses (by areas) will serve as the final major studio/exhibit course:

Art - Graphic Design Curriculum (BFA)


Students entering this field of study will pursue courses in the core curriculum during their freshman year. These include drawing, basic design, and design software as well as the first graphic design class, ART 160 . The sophomore, junior, and senior years are spent specializing in the graphic design area. Courses include typography, document design, production techniques, identity campaign, advertising campaign, web page design, and electives of the student's choice. Much of the senior year is directed toward the preparation of a portfolio which will provide evidence to a potential employer of the graduate's talents and expertise in the graphic design field. Upon graduation students are qualified to perform professionally in a wide variety of design-related industries: print media, advertising agencies, corporate design, web and multi-media design, among other related activities.

Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines:  Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines:  Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines:  Chemisrtry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 33 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines:  Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines:  Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines:  Chemisrtry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following discplines, select two Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) courses.  6 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 27 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


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