Graphic Design (M.F.A.)

Graphic Design (M.F.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
Choose 30 credit hours of the following:30
Character Design
Sequential Art
Advanced Typography
Vector Illustration
Publication Design
Digital Imaging
Digital Photography
Advanced Graphic Design
3D Graphics
Interactive Game Design
Interactive Design
Interactive Publication
Special Topics 1
Web and New Media
Visualization Illustration
Advanced Digital Photography
Directed Research 1
Special Topics
The Photography Studio 1
Special Topics 1
Total Hours30
1

Course offered in residential format only

Art History & Theory Courses
ARTS 515Issues in Contemporary Art3
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Advanced Studies in Baroque Art
Advanced Studies in Medieval Art
Advanced Studies in Arts of East Asia 1
Advanced Studies in Arts in Latin America 1
Advanced Studies in Italian and Northern Renaissance Art 1
History of Graphic Design
Total Hours9
1

Course offered in residential format only

Field Experience Courses
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Teaching Art in Higher Education 1
Practicum 2
Internship
Practicum
Internship
Total Hours6
1

Course offered in residential format only

2

ARTS 598 Practicum (3 c.h.) may only be repeated once

Elective Courses
Choose three 500-700 level ARTS electives not already applying to the degree9
Total Hours9
Thesis & Project Courses
ARTS 780Art and Design Research Methodologies3
ARTS 790Thesis/Portfolio Project 13
Total Hours6
1

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in ARTS 790 Thesis/Portfolio Project (1-6 c.h.) after completing ARTS 780 Art and Design Research Methodologies (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student's thesis or portfolio chair, to take ARTS 789 Thesis/Portfolio Research (3 c.h.) Thesis/Portfolio Research, and may be required to repeat ARTS 789 Thesis/Portfolio Research (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in ARTS 790 Thesis/Portfolio Project (1-6 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Successful completion of the Oral Examination
  • Thesis/Portfolio Artifact & Exhibit required
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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