BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Sequential Art Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
General Education: Science with lab 4
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
ART 215 Drawing II 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130+ Quantitative Literacy 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 202 Intermediate Design
or ART 255 Introduction to Analog Photography
3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
DES 202 Graphic Design Systems 3
DES 210 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design 3
ENG 216 Introduction to the Graphic Novel 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 202 Intermediate Design
or ART 255 Introduction to Analog Photography
3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
DES 301 Graphic Production 3
DES 303 Basic Typography 3
General Education – Human Cult/Humanities – ENG 205 or ENG 215 recommended 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 225 Painting I
or ART 315 Drawing III
3
ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
or ART 274 Survey of Asian Art
3
300+ Art and Design elective 3
DES 220 Materials and Techniques for Sequential Art 3
General Education – Public Affairs – LLT 180 Heroic Quest recommended 3
General Education: Science 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 225 Painting I
or ART 315 Drawing III
3
DES 323 Literature of Sequential Art 3
DES 320 Intermediate Sequential Art 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
General Education – Public Affairs – ENG 222 Writing for Social Change recommended 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
300+ Art History elective 3
DES 420 Advanced Sequential Art 3
DES 497 Special Topics in Design 3
General Education – Hum Cult/Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
General Education – Political Science 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 235 Sculpture I
or ART 242 Printmaking I
3
DES 490 Professional Design Practicum 4
DES 497 Special Topics in Design 3
300+ Elective (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 4
General Education – American History (HST 121 or 122) 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 08-16-2020.