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2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art: Graphic Design Option (B.F.A.)

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An option in the Art (B.F.A.) offerings.

Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the Art: Graphic Design Option: 78 semester hours

Graphic Design Selective Admissions Entrance Requirements
Entrance into the Junior (3rd) year of the Graphic Design Option is limited to those students who have met the requirements outlined by the department and have been admitted. The admission requirements are completion of the specific course requirements (ART 1000, 1110, 1111 and 2910), have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses and have submitted an Art + Design portfolio. Students who do not meet the requirements for pre-Graphic Design courses may still apply for provisional acceptance into the program, as approved by the Graphic Design faculty.

The Graphic Design option requires a total of 78 semester hours and consists of the following.

1.) 27 Semester Hours of required Pre-Graphic Design coursework

(first and second year of program)

a. 12 Semester Hours of required Fundamentals and Graphic Design coursework BEFORE admittance into Graphic Design program (Graphic Design Core)

b. 9 Semester Hours of required Studio Art BEFORE OR CONCURRENT with Graphic Design Core coursework

c. 6 Semester Hours of required Art History BEFORE OR CONCURRENT WITH Graphic Design Core coursework

Choose 2 of the following courses:

3.) 9 Semester Hours of Art History

  • Art History elective number 3610 or above


Major GPA based on all art courses taken at EIU.

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