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Design Communications Courses

The Design Communications major is centered around six core design classes, which begin with basic design principles during the sophomore year and gain in complexity through the senior year. Students take additional classes in the areas of typography, web, interaction design and design history to give historical context and relevancy.

Design Communication majors also select an emphasis track in one of the following areas:



Design Administration

 All BFA students within the College of Art take the same core foundation studio courses during the first year. Design portfolio reviews are conducted at during the sophomore, junior and senior years to further enhance learning through professional feedback.

Supporting Courses

  • ART 1050, Painting I (3)
  • ART 1060, Introduction to Darkroom Photography (3)
  • ART 1090, Printmaking I (3)
  • ART 2800, World Art - Pre-Modern (3)
  • ART 2810, World Art - Early & Modern (3)

Design Courses

  • ART 1700, Principles of Web Page Design (3)
  • ART 2410, Introduction to Design Principles (3)
  • ART 2420, Design Systems (3)
  • ART 2430, Typography: Layout (3)
  • ART 2431, Typography: Form (3)
  • ART 2432, Typography: Kinetic (3)
  • ART 3410, Linear Design (3)
  • ART 2450, Interactive Media (3)
  • ART 2451, Intermediate Website Design (3)
  • ART 3420, Information Design (3)
  • ART 3440, History and Philosophy of Design (3)
  • ART 4410, Narrative and Advocacy Design (3)
  • ART 4420, Identity and Branding (3)
  • ART 4900, Senior Exhibition / Portfolio (3)

All students pursuing a B.F.A. degree must complete at least one internship for college credit. Students may work in any art or design-related employment, such as advertising, publishing, or galleries. Students can earn up to 6 credits towards their degree. 

See a full listing of required courses here.