Sample Degree Pathway for Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Major - Graphic Design Concentration

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
xxxx.xxxx Math Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 (QL) recommended1 3
ARTS.1010 Art Concepts I Studio 3
ARTS.1130 Digital Foundations 3
ARTS.1550 Drawing I 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Experience Seminar 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
ARTS.1020 Art Concepts II Studio 3
ARTS.2010 Form and Content (SRE) 3
ARTS.1560 Drawing II 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2030 History of Art I (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
ARTS.2100 Graphic Design I 3
ARTS.2300 Typography I 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective or Photo I 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2040 History of Art II 3
xxxx.xxxx Sciences with Lab Persp. (SCL) 4
ARTS.3100 Graphic Design II 3
ARTS.3300 Typography II 3
ARTS.2610 Photo I/or Concentration Elective 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2210 20th Century Art (WOC) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
ARTS.4100 Graphic Design III 3
ARTS.4300 Typography III 3
ARTS.2200 Web Design I or Concentration Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ARTS.2690 Color 3
xxxx.xxxx Sciences with Lab Persp. (SCL) 4
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective/or Web I 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
AEST.3600 Aesth/Crit Studies Graphic Design2 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx STEM Persp. (STEM) 3
ARTS.4930 Senior Studio I (AIL), (CTPS), (IL) 3
ARTS.2210 Internship or Concentration Elective 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective1 3
AEST.xxxx Aesth./Critical Studies 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ARTS.2210 Internship or Concentration Elective 3
ARTS.4980 Senior Studio II 3
ARHI.3520 Contemporary Art & Culture (DCA) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 15

Total Minimum Credits = 123 

1Quantitative Literacy (QL) is fulfilled outside the Art Department requirements. The department recommends that all majors take Math.1110 which fulfills both the Math Breadth of Knowledge requirement and the Quantitative Literacy ELO. See QL course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill this requirement. Art students may also satisfy QL by taking ARTS.3820, Art & Design of Data Visualization as a Concentration Elective. (This course is taught biannually).

2AEST.3600 Aesth/Crit Studies Graphic Design is required ONLY for the Graphic Design Concentration.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum website for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Foundation Courses (18 credits)

  • ARTS.1010 Art Concepts I
  • ARTS.1020 Art Concepts II
  • ARTS.1130 Digital Foundations
  • ARTS.1550 Drawing I
  • ARTS.1560 Drawing II
  • ARTS.2010 Form and Content

Core Required Courses (30 credits)

  • ARTS.2300 Typography I
  • ARTS.3300 Typography II
  • ARTS.4300 Typography III
  • ARTS.2100 Graphic Design I
  • ARTS.3100 Graphic Design II
  • ARTS.4100 Graphic Design III
  • ARTS.2200 Web Design I
  • ARTS.2610 Photo I
  • ARTS.2690 Color
  • ARTS.2210 Internship

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • ARTS. 4930 Senior Studio I
  • ARTS. 4980 Senior Studio II

Aesthetic & Critical Studies Requirement (18 credits)

  • ARHI.2030 History of Art I
  • ARHI.2040 History of Art II
  • AEST.2210 20th Century Art
  • AEST.3520 Contemporary Art & Culture
  • AEST.3600 Aesthetics/Critical Graphic Design
  • AEST.xxxx Aesthetics/Critical Studies Elective

Concentration Elective Courses (15 credits)

  • ARTS.2320 Ceramics I
  • ARTS.2350 Sculpture I
  • ARTS.2420 The Language of Video
  • ARTS.2450 Desktop Publishing Layout & Production
  • ARTS.2570 Monotypes
  • ARTS.2590 Papermaking
  • ARTS.2620 Digital Imaging & Photography
  • ARTS.2650 Computer Art I
  • ARTS.2670 Printmaking I
  • ARTS.2680 Computer Art II
  • ARTS.2710 Painting I
  • ARTS.2720 2D Animation I
  • ARTS.2730 Water Media
  • ARTS.2741 Storyboarding
  • ARTS.2760 Intro 3D Modeling & Animation
  • ARTS.2770 Compositing and Motion Graphics
  • ARTS.2780 Interactive Media
  • ARTS.2810 Introduction to Game Design
  • ARTS.2900 Illustration I
  • ARTS.2960 Character and Layout Design
  • ARTS.3200 Web Design II
  • ARTS.3450 Sonic Arts
  • ARTS.3451 Audio Production
  • ARTS.3610 Photography II
  • ARTS.3670 Printmaking II
  • ARTS.3730 Professional Studio Photography
  • ARTS.3740 Animation Studio
  • ARTS.3760 3D Animation I
  • ARTS.3770 2D Animation II
  • ARTS.3780 Interactive Media II
  • ARTS.3800 Special Topics in Art & Design
  • ARTS.3820 Art & Design of Data Visualization
  • ARTS.3950 Advertising Design
  • ARTS.3970 Art and Copy
  • ARTS.4110 Design in Motion
  • ARTS.4200 Web Design III
  • ARTS.4910 Advanced Studio
  • ARTS.4940 Directed Studies
  • ARTS.4950 Advanced Tutorial

Last updated: 10/25/2017