2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Program Description

A spirited and engaging environment, the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Visual Arts Department provides a venue for dynamic self-expression. Our programs challenge students to become adept problem-solvers and to not only expand the breadth of their design, communication, and artistic techniques, but also to enrich their own personal aesthetic. Through an awareness of art history and contemporary visual culture, students develop a context for their own innovative practice and developing visual literacy. Through hands-on coursework that demands original thought, our program stimulates critical thinking and instills a passion for the visual arts.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to work collaboratively and/or independently in solving advanced problems in graphic design
  2. an advanced ability to create effective, professional-level graphic design projects
  3. a proficiency in the use of appropriate creative tools for specific graphic design projects

Minimum required credits: 75

Core Courses: (39 credits)

CIS 1090  is strongly recommended in partial completion of the GECC Mathematics and Computing in the World (NMCW) requirement.

Acceptance into BFA Program (0 credits)

Students apply for Formal Acceptance by submitting a portfolio of their designs starting in their third semester of study, and students must earn Formal Acceptance prior to the completion of 60 credits. If this requirement is not complete, students may change to a different degree program.

Art History Courses: (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

Choice Courses (12 credits) - Select Two Groups

Advanced Design Courses (9 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Design Studio and Design Portfolio are each required.  The remaining three credits may be Design Studio or Design Internship(s).