Graphic Design - BA

In SUVA’s Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program, students learn the creative process of combining their imagination with art and technology to communicate ideas. Students learn how to balance creativity with client needs and use their design skills to create logos, posters, brochures, advertisements, packaging, websites and more. SUVA students experience the design process in a hands-on environment and develop problem-solving skills essential to a successful career. Graduates are qualified to seek employment as graphic designers, web designers, computer graphic artists and production artists.



GRAPHIC DESIGN GRADUATION PATH

  YEAR 1
  FRESHMAN 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D101 Concepts through History I        3
  A/D102 Spatial Dynamics        4
  A/D103 Design Solutions I        3
  A/D104 Drawing I        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  FRESHMAN 2 Courses   Credits
  A/D115 Concepts through History II        3
  A/D116 Narrative Design        3
  A/D117 Design Solutions II        3
  A/D118 Drawing II        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 
 

Total Credits  

     14
 

After the Freshman year, students enhance their learning by taking 6 credits of elective courses to explore and develop understanding in subjects of conceptual, or technical interest.

 
  YEAR 2
  SOPHOMORE 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D203 Creative Thinking        4
  GDS200 Into the Studio: Intro to Typography, Layout, Production        5
  A/D201 Voice & Vision (Required)        3
  A/D202 English Composition (Required)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SOPHOMORE 2 Courses   Credits
  GDC210 Creating Concepts I: History of Graphic Design I, Intro to Graphic Design        4
  GDS210 Graphic Design Studio I: Typography II, Print & Online Production I        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
  *General Education Electives
  • Art/Humanitites (12 cr./6 cr. AH/3 cr. HM min.)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 cr.)
  • Math/Science (3 cr.)
  • Diversity/Global Studies (3 cr.)

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 3
  JUNIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  GDC300 Creating Concepts II: Creating an Experience        4
  GDS300 Graphic Design Studio II: Layout II, Print & Online Production II        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  JUNIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  GDC310 Creating Concepts III: Influencing Target Audiences        4
  GDS310 Graphic Design Studio III: Print & Online Production III        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 4
  SENIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  GDC400 Senior Seminar I: Advanced Concept Design I        4
  GDS400 Senior Studio I: Advanced Digital & Print Production        5
  GE329 Professional Practices        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SENIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  GDC410 Senior Seminar II: Advanced Concept Design II        4
  GDS410 Senior Studio II: Portfolio Preparation        5
  GDC420 Internship: Reality Graphic Design        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15

 
  BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
  Courses   Credits
  Universal Foundation Courses          39
  General Education Courses          27
  Graphic Design Courses          53
  Elective Courses          6
 
   

Total Credits  

     125


MINOR IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

  SUMMER 1 & 2
  Summer 1 Courses   Credits
  GDM101 Graphic Design Minor        8
 
  Summer 2 Courses   Credits
   GDM102 Graphic Design Minor        8

   

Total Credits   

     16