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2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses 
    
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major - Graphic Design Option


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Coordinator - Paul E. Booth
Email: booth_p@fortlewis.edu

The graphic design curriculum is dedicated to developing skills necessary to synthesize a broad range of information into compelling, informative, and persuasive visual communication. The program is centrally focused on content, critical thinking, and visual problem solving. Students will become proficient with a variety of digital media platforms, including print, web, and multimedia.

Learning outcomes for graphic design students include:

  • Development of visual sensitivity;
  • Ability to conceptualize observations;
  • Knowledge of a variety of art and graphic design techniques and platforms;
  • Familiarity with works of western and non-western art, artistic intentions, movements, and the social context of production and circulation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary art and design ideas;
  • Ability to evaluate art, including one’s own work;
  • Ability to consider audience and context;
  • Ability to solve complex communication problems;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to solve visual problems.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ART - GRAPHIC DESIGN OPTION:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Specific Departmental Requirements - Credits: 51


Free Electives (variable)

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a lower credit total than listed above, you will need to complete additional major credit requirements.  All students must complete the total required number of specific departmental credits in this option 

TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120*


* Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

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