The Graphic and Web Design major is intended to prepare students for professional work immediately after graduation, or to embark on a range of programs of graduate study in the field.  Graphic & Web Design majors may also engage the wider AB community trough projects to be implemented on campus.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web developers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.  A degree in Graphic & Web Design will prepare students for entry into this growing and innovative field.

Required Courses:

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
_____ART 1003Art Fundamentals*
_____ART 1053Success in Visual Arts
_____ART 1153Introduction to Drawing
_____ART 1353Introduction to Photography
_____ART 1703Typography
_____ART 1803Introduction to Graphic Design
_____ART 2003Art History I - Prehistory through the Middle Ages
_____ART 2103Art History II - The Renaissance to the 19th Century
_____ART 2123Modern and Contemporary Art
_____ART 2143History of Graphic Design
_____ART 2553Web Design
_____ART 3803Advanced Graphic Design
_____ART 4603Solo Exhibit
_____ART 5103Professional Practices Seminar
_____HUMN 5503Seminar in the Humanities

Off-campus show of work:  All students are required to independently arrange a show of at least one piece of their artwork in a venue off campus during the course of their program.  Graphic Design students may show their work in an approved online venue or in a print publication.  Venue must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Community service project:  All students are required to participate in a project that engages or serves a specific community during the course of their program.  The project can be a joint effort by more than one Visual Arts major.  Projects must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Exit interview:  Students must participate in an exit interview as a requirement for graduation.

Portfolio review:  In order to continue into the second year of the program, all students must submit for faculty review a portfolio of creative work completed during the first year of the program.  Students who do not pass this review will have the option of transferring to another major program at AB, but will not be allowed to continue in the Graphic & Web Design major.  Portfolio Review occurs during finals week of the student’s second semester (usually the spring of the first year).  Timing of the review for transfer students will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Foreign language: Four semesters of one modern foreign language are required. (See policy on placement in courses).

Liberal Studies program: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet.

Among requirements for graduation, the student must have at least a 2.00 average in the major.

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