2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook 
    Jun 01, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Graphic Design Concentration, B.A.

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For Art Majors interested in a career in Graphic Design or Commercial Art, the following courses are recommended as a BASIC program:

Requirements for Art Majors

One of the following:


* Students completing Art Teacher Licensure Programs must take ART 0108  Introduction to Computer Graphics as one of their two art electives.

Art majors are required to take ART 0106  and ART 0107 , to satisfy the Appreciation of the Arts requirement of the common core.

Art majors must complete a minimum of 27 credits of course work within the Art Department at Westfield State. Students are advised to consult their advisors for information on course sequencing and general core requirements.

Art majors intending to pursue graduate work beyond their major are advised to take additionally recommended studio courses of their choice. It is also advisable to include more than the minimum requirements in Art History.

Graphic Design Concentration For Art Majors


*Three one-credit courses in the computer graphics area, such as Photoshop, Quark Express, or Illustrator, may be substituted for ART 0212 .

The Advanced Graphic Design Program includes all the BASIC courses plus the following:

Graphic Design Internship

The Graphic Design Internship prepares the student for work in the Graphic Design field. The Internship is usually a full-time on-the-job placement in an advertising agency or company art department. Alternative scheduling can be arranged, if necessary.

All Art Major requirements, the Basic Graphic Design Program, and the Portfolio Preparation class should be completed prior to internship placement. A cumulative grade point average in the Graphic Design Program courses is required for internship placement. Acceptance is by application and approval of the Graphic Design Coordinator and the Department Chairperson.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core  .

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