Art and Design (B.F.A.) - Graphic Design Concentration

The B.F.A. concentration in Graphic Design (GRD) is a studio-intensive program of study. This concentration offers students a specialized studio-oriented education in preparation for graduate studies, or for entry-level careers as professional designers. Students develop professional competencies with industry-grade software and hardware, image making and manipulation, typography, composition, web design, motion graphics, interactive design, and professional practices. Students complete the program with an internship working directly with experienced designers and a capstone project.

For more information about the program, please visit https://artdesign.buffalostate.edu/graphic-design

Graphic Design Required Courses (39 credit hours)
DES 270VISUAL COMMUNICATION I3
DES 271LETTERING AND TYPOGRAPHY I3
DES 307COLOR THEORY3
DES 314HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT3
DES 370VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS II3
DES 374ADVERTISING DESIGN3-6
DES 377COMPUTER GRAPHICS II3
DES 378WEB DESIGN 13
DES 379MOTION DESIGN3
DES 380ILLUSTRATION3
DES 382DIGITAL 3D 13
DES 473GRAPHIC DESIGN3-9
DES 488INTERNSHIP1-12
Interdisciplinary Courses (6 credit hours)
FAR 220INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY3
FAR 364ART SINCE 19403
Interdisciplinary Electives (9 credit hours)
Select any three 3 credit hour courses from the following prefixes. Two of the three courses must be upper level.
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