Bachelor of Fine Arts - GRAPHIC DESIGN EMPHASIS

Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Graphic Design Emphasis (81 credits)

Total for graduation - 125 credits
General education - 44-58 credits
Major studies - 81 credits


Core/Foundation Courses (33 credits):

ART 1010: Drawing I: Basic Drawing 
ART 1310: Drawing II: Styles 
ART 1410: Painting I: Beginning Painting 
ART 2410: Painting II: Intermediate Painting 
ART 1420: Basic Design I: 2-D 
ART 1520: Basic Design II: 3-D 
ART 2440: Survey of Art Practices 
ART 4230: Theory of Art 
ART 2500: Ceramics I or ART 2510: Sculpture I 
ART 2240: Illustration I 
ART 2330: Illustration II 

Art History Courses (12 credits):

ART 2140: Art History I: Ancient and Medieval 
ART 2210: Art History II: Renaissance to Modern 
ART 3340: 20th Century Art History: Modern to Contemporary 
ART 3740: Graphic Design V: History of Graphic Design 

Graphic Design Emphasis (30 credits):

ART 1740: Introduction to Digital Media 
MEDIA 2090: Web Development Basic 
ART 2710: Graphic Design I: Lettering and Typographic Design 
ART 2740: Graphic Design II: Introduction to Design Studio 
ART 3220: Printmaking I 
ART 3910: Graphic Design III: Advanced Typography 
ART 4030: Graphic Design IV: Advanced Graphic Design Studio 
ART 4060: Graphic Design VI: Design for New Media 
ART 4660: Cooperative Field Experience 
(Can be satisfied with Internship, Study Abroad, or similar
Work Experience as approved by course instructor)
ART 4960: BFA Thesis & Exhibition 
 

Art Studio/Media Studies Electives (6 credits):

ART 2500: Ceramics I   
ART 2510: Sculpture I 
ART 3320: Printmaking II 
ART 3310: Drawing III: Figure Drawing 
ART 3440: Painting III: Figure Painting 
MEDIA 1930: Basic Photography 
MEDIA 3090: Web Development Intermediate 
MEDIA 3500: Photography II 

Art Department News

Art Department News

PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS SETS 2 NEW DEGREES

March 30, 2017

To help fill the growing demand for graduates who can think creatively and become innovative problem solvers in the 21st century, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts will offer two additional degrees in fall 2017: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education.

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ALumna Wins t-shirt design contest

February 24, 2017

Haley Hurst, a 2016 UW-Platteville graduate, was recently chosen as the Milwaukee Brewers' Fan-Shirt Friday Design Contest winner. Her design will be featured on 20,000 shirts and given away at a game this summer.

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