BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Illustration 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
ENG 110 Writing I 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
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130+ Quantitative Literacy 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 202 Inter. Design or ART 255 Photo 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 Inter. Design or ART 255 Photo 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
300+ Art and Design elective 3
DES 250 Materials and Techniques for Illustration 3
General Education 3
General Education: Science 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 350 Illustration 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
300+ Art History elective 3
DES 452 Intermediate Illustration 3
DES 497 Special Topics in Design 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 235 Sculpture I
or ART 242 Printmaking I
3
DES 490 Professional Design Practicum 3
DES 497 Special Topics in Design 3
300+ Elective (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 4
General Educaton 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.