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American University Catalog 2017-2018

Graphic Design (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Art , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires satisfactory completion (grades of C+ or better) of the following foundation courses:

University Requirements


  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements


  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements


  • 54 credit hours with grades of C or better
    • 24 of the last 30 credit hours in the major program must be taken in residence, of which 18 credit hours must be in design and 3 credit hours in art history or studio.
    • All students will submit a portfolio for departmental evaluation prior to beginning their senior year. The department may issue formal warnings to students performing at marginal levels.
  • Tracks: Print Media, or Experience Design and Multimedia

Course Requirements


Tracks (33 credit hours)


Complete the Print Media or Experience Design and Multimedia track:

Print Media


Additional

Complete 12 credit hours from the following, with at least 3 credit hours from each set of courses:

Experience Design and Multimedia


Additional

Complete 12 credit hours from the following, with at least 3 credit hours from each set of courses:

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees  for more information.

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