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Studio Art BA - Graphic Design Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 10.02 ART-PAINTING-DRAW&SCULPT, CIP: 50.0701 Art/Art Studies, General)

Department of Art

202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Studio Art BA - Graphic Design Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses.

Academic Advice

The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain in good standing in the Art BA program. If students drop below this GPA, they will be placed on department probation and given a semester to improve their standing. Students who do not improve will be dismissed from the program. To graduate, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is compulsory in all courses required for the BA degree, including art history and studio art courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students accepted to UB must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply and be accepted by the art degree programs in the Department of Art.

When a student transfers from another institution, their coursework must be equivalent to UB art courses. Transfer credits are applied toward the department's degree requirements toward the art major.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university. The following forms of credit may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military training, study abroad, cross-registration, international baccalaureate credit, and experiential learning.

Prerequisite Courses

ART 140 LAB Time Based Concepts
ART 120 LAB 3D Concepts
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism

Required Courses

For Major:

ART 105 2D Concepts
ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 140 Time-based Concepts
ART 207 Drawing I: Perception, Space, Illusion
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism

Two of the following:
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
AHI 103 Survey of Art History III

For Concentration:

ART 201 Introduction to Graphic Design
ART 221 Typographic Form
ART 240 History Graphic Design
ART 250 Introduction to Digital Art
ART 320 Web Design
ART 322 Typographic Systems
ART 383 Interactive Art & Design
ART 422 Design and Entrepreneurship
One Elective from the following list: ART 202, ART 259, ART 309, ART 313, ART 319, ART 333, ART 341, ART 350, ART 380, ART 419
One Studio elective
One AHI elective

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Departmental Honors Requirements

A minimum of 50% of credits for the major or minor program must be completed at UB. The University requires a minimum of 3.20 for “with distinction”; 3.50 for “with high distinction”; and 3.75 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Studio Art BA - Graphic Design Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major54
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 26
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:45