Graphic Design (B.F.A.) - Online

Graphic Design (B.F.A.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ARTS 209Art as Communication3
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective 23
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
ARTS 105Art Appreciation3
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 34
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 34
Total Hours42-45

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I (3 c.h.) or HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements 

Major Core
ARTS 1132D Foundations3
ARTS 1143D Foundations3
ARTS 201History of Art I3
ARTS 202History of Art II3
ARTS 20520th-21st Century Art3
ARTS 211Studio & Illustration Foundations 3
ARTS 214Art, Culture, and Technology3
ARTS 222Graphic Design Foundations3
ARTS 223Introduction to Typography3
ARTS 303History of Graphic Design3
ARTS 311Drawing II3
ARTS 332Vector Illustration3
ARTS 340Publication Design Lab I: Layout & Design3
ARTS 342Digital Imaging3
ARTS 352Graphic Design I3
ARTS 361Digital Photography3
ARTS 371Graphic Design II3
ARTS 380Interactive Publication3
ARTS 398Studio and Digital Arts Practicum1
ARTS 424Advanced Typography3
ARTS 473Introduction to 3D Graphics3
ARTS 477Interactive Design I3
ARTS 478Interactive Design II3
ARTS 492Professional Practices3
ARTS 499Undergraduate Internship3
Total Hours73
Free Electives
Choose 2-5 credit hours of Free Electives2-5
Total Hours2-5

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Communications Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Second Semester
ARTS 105 Art Appreciation 3
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
Information Literacy Elective 1,2 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design 3
Elective 2
Second Year
First Semester
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design 3
ARTS 201 History of Art I 3
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
ARTS 202 History of Art II 3
ARTS 205 20th-21st Century Art 3
ARTS 211 Drawing I 3
Third Year
First Semester
ARTS 209 Art as Communication 3
ARTS 214 Art, Culture, and Technology 3
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
ARTS 303 History of Graphic Design 3
ARTS 311 Drawing II 3
Second Semester
ARTS 332 Vector Illustration 3
ARTS 340 Publication Design 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 352 Graphic Design I 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
ARTS 371 Graphic Design II 3
ARTS 380 Interactive Publication 3
ARTS 398 Studio and Digital Arts Practicum 1
ARTS 424 Advanced Typography 3
ARTS 473 Introduction to 3D Graphics 3
Second Semester
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
ARTS 478 Interactive Design II 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


HIEU 201 or HIEU 202 is strongly recommended.

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