Bachelor Of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

Access the complete curriculum for the BFA, Graphic Design, from the Visual & Performing Arts Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Art Course Sequence

Unless otherwise indicated, the required Art courses which are plotted on the program course sequence must be taken at the time indicated. Those courses designated by *are strongly suggested to be taken at the time indicated.

Year 1

First Semester

  • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)*
  • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)*
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)*
  • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

*It is strongly suggested that this course be taken at this time. 

Year 2

First Semester

  • ART204 Figure Drawing I (3)*
  • ART219 Graphic Design I (3)*
  • ART230 Computer Rendering (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3)
  • ART319  Graphic Design II (3)*
  • ART: Studio elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

* It is strongly suggested that this course be taken at this time.

Year 3

First Semester

  • ART345 Advanced Drawing I (3)
  • ART287 The History of Design (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • ART301 Publication Design (3)*
  • ART435 Advanced Typography (3)*
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART331 Art Reading List (3)
  • ART348 Seminar and Practice in Graphic Design (3)
  • ART320 Graphic Design III (3)*
  • ART420 Graphic Design IV (3)*
  • ART446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 - Present  (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*It is strongly suggested that this course be taken at this time. 

Year 4

First Semester

  • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2)
  • ART445 Special Projects (3)
  • ART: Studio elective (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • ART490 Senior Project (3)
  • ART: Studio electives (6)
  • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

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