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The School of Graphic Design’s BFA program guides students through the nuanced skill-development process required to achieve excellence in typography, print, packaging, branding, user experience, and motion graphics. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized professionals who challenge their students to reach their personal creative potential.
BFA Graphic Design Unit Requirements
BFA Graphic Design Degree Requirements
And the following general education requirements:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Critical & Creative Thinking
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
The Graphic Design AA program provides students a core understanding of the fundamentals of design including the basics of design thinking, typography, layout, packaging, interactive, and branding. Graduates with an Associate of Arts degree are well equipped for a seamless transition into the Academy of Art University's BFA Graphic Design program.
AA Graphic Design Unit Requirements
AA Graphic Design Degree Requirements
Content / Subject / Research / Information Hierarchy
Synthesis of Content and Images
Formal Design Skills: Typography
Formal Design Skills: Composition and Color
Clarity in Communication
The four year certificate program provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Graphic Design. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Graphic Design. Students take electives and art history courses to round out their experience. Unlike the BFA program, students pursuing the Certificate program do not take liberal arts coursework.
Graphic Design Certificate Requirements
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Rooted in practical skills and professional knowledge, the BFA degree provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Graphic Design. The general education program (Liberal Arts) supports major coursework by promoting the breadth of knowledge, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Graphic Design.
The Associate of Arts degree provides students with an introduction to a particular field of study in art and design with a firm foundation in the concepts and problem-solving skills of that field. Once earned, the Associate’s degree can also be used as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Academy of Art University Associate of Arts degree is specifically designed for seamless transition into the Academy of Art University Bachelor of Arts degree and to apply for entry level positions in the industry.