The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Art (BFA) in Design with Graphic Design/Visual Communication track

FALL - Semester 1

ART 101: Art Foundations I (required)
ART 127: New Major Seminar (required)
ART 201: Design Software and Process (required)

SPRING - Semester 2

ART 202: Art Foundations II (required)
ART 220: Typography (required)

FALL - Semester 3

ART 190: Foundations Proficiency Review
OPEN Semester for Design Program courses - No requirement OR
ART 219: Illustration (Any Fall semester after ASFI)
ART 315: Intermediate Drawing Exploration I (Any semester after ASFII)
Graphic Design-Visual Communications Elective (6 credit hours): ART 337: Introduction to 3D Modeling-Motion-Animation, ART 340: Digital Graphics, ART 341: Motion Graphics (Any semesters when offered)

SPRING - Semester 4

ART 320: Graphic Design-Visual Communication I (required)
Art History requirement (9 credit hours - Any semester when ART 223 OR ART 224, ART 325 and ART 326 are offered)
Art Studio requirement (6 credit hours - Any semester after ASFI)

FALL - Semester 5

ART 321: Graphic Design-Visual Communication II (required)
Art History requirement (9 credit hours - Any semester when ART 223 OR ART 224, ART 325 and ART 326 are offered)

SPRING - Semester 6

ART 420: Graphic Design-Visual Communication III (required)
Art History requirement (9 credit hours - Any semester when ART 223 OR ART 224, ART 325 and ART 326 are offered)

FALL - Semester 7

ART 421: Graphic Design-Visual Communication IV (required)
Graphic Design-Visual Communications Elective (6 credit hours): ART 337: Introduction to 3D Modeling-Motion-Animation, ART 338: Intermediate 3D Modeling-Motion-Animation, ART 340 Digital Graphics, ART 341 Motion Graphics (Any semesters when offered)
ART 425: Senior Seminar

SPRING - Semester 8

ART 488: Capstone: Graphic Design-Visual Communication (required)
Art Studio requirement (6 credit hours - Any semester after ASFI)

Graphic Design-Visual Communications Elective course options include ART 322: Topics in Visual Arts, ART 340: Digital Graphics, ART 341: Motion Graphics, and ART 345: History of Design.

Learning Plan coursework is chosen by the student to complement the Design courses in consultation with their advisor. Learning Plan coursework cannot be used elsewhere in the degree.

NOTE: Never advise students to take more than three Design and/or Studio Art courses in one semester. Three is maximum.

Transfer or out-of-sequence internal transfer students must meet with Art Department advisor to develop sequence plan.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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