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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
ART 106 Drawing I 3
ART 111 Basic Design (2-D) 3
ARH 103 Art History I: Paleolithic-Middle Ages 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
MAT 103 Introduction to Mathematics(or higher) 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
ART 112 Color Theory and Practice 3
ART 206 Drawing II 3
ART 113 Digital Media 3
WRT 200
Critical Writing and Research
or Critical Writing: Approaches to Pop Culture
or Critical Writing: Investigating Experience
or Critical Writing: Multidisciplinary Imagination
or Critical Writing: Entering Public Sphere
or Critical Writing: Special Topics
3
ARH 104 Art History II: Renaissance through Modern Day 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ART 210 Typography I 3
ART 211 Graphic Design I 3
ART 216 Painting I 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
General Education Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
ART 212 Graphic Design II 3
ART 213 Typography II 3
ART 120 Three Dimensional Design 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
ART 310 Graphic Design III 3
ART 313 Interaction Design I 3
ART 312 Visual Branding 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ART 311 Graphic Design IV 3
ART 314 Interaction Design II 3
ARH 300 History of Graphic Design 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ART 400 Advertising Design 3
ART 413 Interaction Design III 3
ARH Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
ART 415 Senior Thesis Project 3
ART 499 Portfolio 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

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