B.F.A. in Graphic and Interactive Design

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements12
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science Requirements6
Behavioral and Social Science Requirements6
Humanities Requirements6
Arts Requirement3
Diverse Communities Requirement3
Interdisciplinary Requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis Requirements9
Foundation Requirements
ART 106Drawing I3
ART 111Basic Design (2-D)3
ART 112Color Theory and Practice3
ART 113Digital Media3
ART 206Drawing II3
ART 216Painting I3
ART 120Three Dimensional Design3
ARH 103Art History I: Paleolithic-Middle Ages3
ARH 104Art History II: Renaissance through Modern Day3
Select two Art History electives. One must be 300-level or above.6
Major Requirements
ARH 300History of Graphic Design3
ART 210Typography I3
ART 211Graphic Design I3
ART 212Graphic Design II3
ART 213Typography II3
ART 310Graphic Design III3
ART 311Graphic Design IV3
ART 312Visual Branding3
ART 313Interaction Design I3
ART 314Interaction Design II3
ART 400Advertising Design3
ART 413Interaction Design III3
ART 415Senior Thesis Project3
ART 499Portfolio3
Total Minimum Credits Required 120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
ART 106Drawing I3
ART 111Basic Design (2-D)3
ARH 103Art History I: Paleolithic-Middle Ages3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
MAT 103 (or higher)Introduction to Mathematics3
 Credits15
Semester Two
ART 112Color Theory and Practice3
ART 206Drawing II3
ART 113Digital Media3
WRT 200, 204, 205, 206, 208, or 220Critical Writing and Research3
ARH 104Art History II: Renaissance through Modern Day3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ART 210Typography I3
ART 211Graphic Design I3
ART 216Painting I3
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
General Education Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Four
ART 212Graphic Design II3
ART 213Typography II3
ART 120Three Dimensional Design3
General Education Elective3
General Education Elective3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
ART 310Graphic Design III3
ART 313Interaction Design I3
ART 312Visual Branding3
General Education Elective3
General Education Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ART 311Graphic Design IV3
ART 314Interaction Design II3
ARH 300History of Graphic Design3
General Education Elective3
General Education Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ART 400Advertising Design3
ART 413Interaction Design III3
ARH Elective3
General Education Elective3
General Education Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
ART 415Senior Thesis Project3
ART 499Portfolio3
General Education Elective3
General Education Elective3
General Education Elective3
 Credits15

Recommended ART electives: ART 228 and ART 450
Students must maintain a minimum grade of C in all ART and ARH courses.