Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Communication Design

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. General education core curriculum requirements must be met including a minimum of 77 hours in Art and 36 advanced hours.
  2. Students must have a minimum cumulative Pre-Communication Design GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for Admission Portfolio Review.
  3. Students must maintain a minimum major GPA of 2.75 to meet graduation requirements.
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ARTF 13011,23ARTC 13011,23
ARTF 13021,23ARTC 13021,23
ARTF 13033ARTC 20001,20
ENG 13103ENG 13203
COMM 13103Select one of the following:3
US 11001 
 Select one of the following:33
 16 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ARTC 23033ARTC 33073
ARTC 23043ARTC 33203
ARTH 23013ARTH 23023
Select one of the following:3Select one of the following:3
English Literature3 
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 15 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ARTC 33013ARTC 33043
ARTC 33033ARTC Advanced Elective #143
ARTC 33163Select one of the following:3
Life and Physical Sciences3 
HIST 13103 
 Life and Physical Sciences3
 HIST 13203
 15 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ARTC 43083ARTC 42002
ARTC Advanced Elective #243ARTC 43153
Select one of the following:3ARTC Advanced Elective #343
 1 course from ART (C,H,S,T) Advanced Elective3
 POSI 23203
POSI 23103 
SOCI 1310 or PSY 130053 
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

Students must complete ARTF 1301 and ARTF 1302, each with a minimum grade of “C”; must be concurrently enrolled in ARTC 1301 and ARTC 1302 or have completed 1301 and 1302; and be enrolled in ARTC 2000 Admission Portfolio Review to be eligible to submit their work for Admission Portfolio Review.


Students must pass ARTC 2000 Admission Portfolio Review and complete ARTC 1301 and ARTC 1302 each with a minimum grade of “B” to be admitted to the Communication Design program.


To complete the 050 Creative Arts component of the core curriculum, Communication Design majors are encouraged to take the required course Introduction to Fine Arts in Dance, Music or Theatre.


Select any advanced ARTC course to satisfy ARTC electives, excluding ARTC courses already taken to satisfy course requirements. 


To complete the 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences component of the core curriculum,  Communication Design majors are required to take SOCI 1310 or PSY 1300 .