Jul 10, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, B.A. (Day)

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The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at Columbia College is designed to provide students with training in techniques and theory, as well as a thorough background in the history and criticism of graphic design. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design complete 38-41 semester hours of general education requirements, including Philosophy 330: Ethics, three hours of a multicultural requirement and six hours of a foreign language requirement. In addition, candidates complete a minimum of 63 semester hours in art, 9 of which are upper-level elective studio art courses.

General Education Requirements(39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here  ​. For additional information on general education requirements, including click here  .

Ethics Course Requirement(3 sem. hrs)

Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

Foreign Language Requirement(6 sem. hrs)

For information on how to fulfill the foreign language requirement click here  .

Multicultural Requirement(3 sem. hrs)

All courses that meet this requirement can be found here  .

Art Studio Electives (9 sem. hrs)

Candidates must complete 9 upper-level studio electives. Possible electives are:

Final Evaluation

Completion of a final evaluation by satisfactorily passing ARTS 496, Senior Portfolio 3 hours  , a course designed to assess the outcomes of the program.

Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.


ARTS 111  : Art and Ideas I meets Multicultural graduation requirement.

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