Graphic Design (Bachelor) (12GDB)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
D 100 Design Thinking I7 3 D 101 Design Thinking II7 3
D 104 First Year Studio I 6 D 105 First Year Studio II 6
ENG 101 Academic Writing and ResearchH 4 Mathematical Sciences Requirement 4, A 3
Mathematical Sciences Requirement 4, A 3 GEP Humanities Requirement C, I, J 3
HES _*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GD 201 Design, Context, and Experience 6 GD 202 Designings for Settings, People, & Use 6
GD 210 Image and Technology 3 GD 310 Visualization, Representation, & Display 3
GD 217 Typography and Technology 3 GD 317 Typographic Language, Writing , & Reading 3
GD 203 History of Graphic Design 3 GD 303 Graphic Design Theory and Practice 3
HES _*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GD 301 Branding, Interaction, and Service Design 6 GD 400 Advanced Graphic Design Studio1 6
GD 410 Online and Mobile Interaction Design Systems 3 Design History Elective 3 3
GD 417 Information and Publishing Design Systems 3 GEP Social Sciences RequirementD, I, J 3
GEP Natural Sciences RequirementB (course w/ lab) 4 GEP Natural Sciences Requirement B 3
16 15

Senior Year International Experience Requirement5  

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GD 400 Advanced Graphic Design Studio1 6 GD 400 Capstone Graphic Design Studio 6
Design Elective 2 3 GEP Social Sciences Requirement D, I, J 3
GEP Humanities Requirement C, I, J 3 Free Elective 5
GEP Additional Breadth RequirementD 3
15 14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 123 * I, J, K,5

Major/Program Footnotes

  1. Students who major in Graphic Design may elect as many as two (2) six-credit-hour studios from the following list: ARC 400; ADN 400, 460, 470, 480; GD 201, 202, GD 400, 490; ID 400 and 490; LAR 200, 400. Declaration of intent to enroll in studios other than Industrial Design during any semester must be made during the pre-registration period prior to enrollment. No more than one (1) studio may be taken in any given semester. Check college listings for current offerings; elective studio courses subject to change.
  2. Any three (3) credit course from the following: ARC 162, 252; ADN 212, 219, 272, 273, 281, 312, 319, 384, 386, 413, 414, 419, 472, 481, 486, 487; GD 292, 492, 494, 495; ID 292, 492, 494, 495; LAR 292, 492. Check college listings for current offerings; elective courses subject to change.
  3. HA 201, 202, 203, ARC 241 and LAR 444 meet this requirement.
  4. Choose MA courses from GEP Mathematical Sciences list at or greater than MA 114 threshold.
  5. Spring Semester of Junior Year or Fall Semester of Senior Year coursework may be taken at the Prague Institute or other approved international program to fulfill the department’s International Experience Requirement (observing a six credit minimum workload). Summer coursework in industrial design or other College of Design major (observing a rising Junior or above standing in home major) may also fulfill the International Experience Requirement (also observing a six credit minimum workload).

*The sequence of general education and elective courses is illustrative only and not mandatory. Students may schedule elective courses in any order that supports their educational objectives and for which they have pre-requisites.

* Foreign Language proficiency at the 102-level is required for graduation but does not count toward the minimum credit hours.

* All required courses labeled “GD” (Graphic Design) observe a C-Wall requirement.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix) Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA courses at or greater than MA 114 threshold on GEP list (see footnote 4)

B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab) Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: None

C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: None

D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: None

E.  Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.

F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)

  X  Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) The following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: D 100, 101, 102, 103

H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements

I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None

J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None

K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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