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

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

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. 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
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective 23
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 30-3
Critical Thinking 1
ARTS 105Art Appreciation3
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 42
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 42
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 42
THEO 202Theology Survey II 42
Total Hours47-50

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


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.)THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 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

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
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
ARTS 105 Art Appreciation 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design 3
Second Semester
Communications Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1,2 3
Technology Competency 3 0-3
ARTS 201 History of Art I 3
ARTS 211 Drawing I 3
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
Second Year
First Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
RSCH 201 Research 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
ARTS 202 History of Art II 3
ARTS 209 Art as Communication 3
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
Second Semester
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design 3
ARTS 311 Drawing II 3
ARTS 332 Vector Illustration 3
Third Year
First Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
ARTS 214 Art, Culture, and Technology 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
Second Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
ARTS 340 Publication Design 3
ARTS 352 Graphic Design I 3
ARTS 473 Introduction to 3D Graphics 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
ARTS 205 20th-21st Century Art 3
ARTS 371 Graphic Design II 3
ARTS 398 Studio and Digital Arts Practicum 1
ARTS 424 Advanced Typography 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
Second Semester
ARTS 303 History of Graphic Design 3
ARTS 380 Interactive Publication 3
ARTS 478 Interactive Design II 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 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.


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information.

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