BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Graphic Design 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 2018-19 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
General Education 3
General Education: Science with lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
ART 215 Drawing II 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 202 Intermediate Design
or ART 255 Photography I
3
ART 271 or ART 272 History of Western Art (also Humanities Gen Ed) 3
DES 202 Graphic Design Systems 3
DES 210 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 202 Intermediate Design
or ART 255 Photography I
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 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
DES 330 Communication Design/Methodology 3
DES 331 Advanced Typography 3
General Education: Science 3
General Education 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 225 Painting I
or ART 315 Drawing III
3
ART 377 History of Graphic and Applied Design 3
DES 332 Image Design 3
DES 340 Web Design for Design Majors 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 235 Sculpture I
or ART 242 Printmaking I
3
Graphic Design elective (DES 345, 440, 497, 499) 3
DES 430 Advanced Graphics 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
300+ Art History elective 3
DES 490 Professional Design Practicum 3
300+ Elective (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 4
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.