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 NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
ARTS.1010Art Concepts I Studio3
ARTS.1130Digital Foundations3
ARTS.1550Drawing I3
FAHS.1090First Year Experience Seminar1
xxxx.xxxxMath Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 (QL) recommended13

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
ARTS.1020Art Concepts II Studio3
ARTS.2010Form and Content (SRE)3
ARTS.1560Drawing II3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
ARHI.2030History of Art I (AH)3
ARTS.2100Graphic Design I3
ARTS.2300Typography I3
ARTS.xxxxConcentration Elective or Photo I3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
ARHI.2040History of Art II3
ARTS.3100Graphic Design II3
ARTS.3300Typography II3
ARTS.2610Photo I or Concentration Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSciences with Lab Persp. (SCL)4

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
ARHI.221020th Century Art (WOC)3
ARTS.4100Graphic Design III3
ARTS.4300Typography III3
ARTS.2200Web Design I or Concentration Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
ARTS.2690 /
ARTS.2710
Color / Painting I3
AEST.3600Aesth/Crit Studies Graphic Design23
ARTS.xxxxConcentration Elective or Web I3
ARTS.xxxxConcentration Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSciences with Lab Persp. (SCL)4

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
ARTS.4930Senior Studio I (AIL), (CTPS), (IL)3
ARTS.2210Internship or Concentration Elective3
ARTS.xxxxConcentration Elective13
AEST.xxxxAesth./Critical Studies3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ARTS.2210Internship or Concentration Elective3
ARTS.4980Senior Studio II3
ARHI.3520Contemporary Art & Culture (DCA)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
Total15

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 policy 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)

Core Required Courses (30 credits)

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

Aesthetic & Critical Studies Requirement (18 credits)

Concentration Elective Courses (15 credits)

Last updated: 11/16/2018