Graphic Design (GDS)

Assistant Professor Tyson, Interim Chair

The Graphic Design department seeks, by education and example, to instill in students the creative vision, intellectual rigor, technical skill, aesthetic insight, spiritual discernment, and work ethic necessary for the practice of graphic design informed by a Christian worldview. In addition, the department seeks to provide the campus and local community with opportunities for education in and exposure to graphic design.

The graphic design department offers a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a minor in graphic design. Graphic Design majors (freshman and transfer) enter as BA candidates and are admitted to BFA standing upon successful completion of GDS 110, 112, and 114 and by approval of the graphic design faculty.

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (BA): 51 hours to include:
18 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, 128, and 130-131)
6 hours of art/design history (GDS 300 and 3 hours from ART 360, 361, 365, 460, or 461) 27 hours of graphic design to include GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, 300, 320, and 440.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA): 78 hours to include:
18 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, 128, and 130-131)
12 hours of art/design history and theory (GDS 300, ART 461, PHI 275, and 3 hours from ART 360, 361, 365, or 460)12 hours of ART studio courses (200-level or above) to include ART 240 and 241; 3 hours of BUS 327; 33 hours of graphic design to include GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, 310, 320, 412, and 440

Minor in Graphic Design: 24 hours to include ART120 and 130 and GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, and 320

Honors Program: The graphic design department offers the opportunity to enroll in courses for Honors credit, by request and subject to faculty approval. For honors program policies, see “Honors Program” found in the “Administration of the Curriculum” section of the catalogue.

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AAD - Arts Administration
ACC - Accounting
ART - Art
BHA - Health Administration
BIB - Biblical Studies
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CAS - Child Advocacy Studies
CES - Classical Education Studies
CHE - Chemistry
CJU - Criminal Justice
COM - Communication
COS - Council Studies
CSC - Computer Science
CWR - Creative Writing
DAN - Dance
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - English Language Teaching
ENG - English
ESL - English as Second Lang
FAM - Family Studies
FLM - Film Production
FRE - French
GDS - Graphic Design
Geography
GER - German
GRE - Greek
HIS - History
HNS - Honors
HPE - Health and Physical Ed
HUM - Humanities
ICS - Intercultural Studies
IDS-Interdisciplinary Studies
IST - International Studies
LDS - Leadership Studies
MAT - Mathematics
MML- Ministry Leadership
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
PHI - Philosophy
PHY - Physics
PSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SAM - Sports Administration
SMA - Sports Management
SME - Sports Medicine
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish
SPC - Speech Communication
SPE - Speech
SWK - Social Work
Teaching English as a Second Language TESL
THE - Theatre
WVC - Worldview Curriculum
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