Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Graphic Design, B. S.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Graphic Design program seeks to provide a solid education to prepare students for opportunities in professional careers and/or graduate school. The department provides a baccalaureate-level sequence of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design.  Mirroring the mission of the university, the Graphic Design program also supports ECSU’s liberal arts program by providing a challenging and supportive environment for learning.

GOALS

1. The primary goal of the Graphic Design program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue career opportunities or graduate study in graphic design.

2. In support of the University’s liberal arts program, the department seeks to provide engaging courses in art for students majoring in other fields of study.

3. In concert with the mission of the university to prepare our graduates for leadership roles in the community that will facilitate economic growth, we further seek to engage the community around us through active partnering in civic and entrepreneurial projects over the span of the four-year experience at ECSU.

4. As an extension of the outreach of ECSU, the program also endeavors to provide enriching experiences in the visual arts for Elizabeth City State University students, faculty, and citizens of the Albemarle region at large.

OBJECTIVES


The objectives are as follows:

1. to provide graphic design students with a comprehensive education that establishes a solid foundation in graphic design, art history, and art theory, as well as opportunities to exhibit their work and otherwise engage the community at large.

2. to serve students who seek an overview of graphic design and art history as part of their general education.

3. to support the University’s community outreach initiatives by hosting a variety of art exhibitions, guest lecturers, and workshops.

4. to provide students with an atmosphere that supports the creative process by providing adequate facilities and equipment, theoretical and practical experience, individualized instruction, and thorough advisement.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


All students seeking to major in graphic design must first gain admission to Elizabeth City State University by applying through the Office of Admissions.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

Students are required to compile a portfolio and participate in the annual portfolio review to determine if adequate progress is being made. All students are expected to proceed through the required sequence of courses and are required to achieve a grade of "C" or better in courses in all ART and ARTH courses.

ANNUAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Students seeking a B.S. in Graphic Design are required to submit a portfolio for review during the Spring semester of their freshman, sophomore and junior year in the program.

SENIOR SHOW/PORTFOLIO

Students seeking a B.S. in Graphic Design are required to mount a senior show and assemble a portfolio showcasing work that represents the student’s unique style and demonstrates overall artistic skills and abilities.

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

The Graphic Design program has an active internship program that provides students with opportunities to work with local businesses and arts organizations.

Curriculum

A. General Education Core (35 hours)

B. Major Core Requirements (60 hours)

1. Core Courses (54 hours)

ART 100Art Foundations

3

ART 101Introduction to Media Arts

3

ART 102Drawing I

3

ART 103Drawing II

3

ART 201Visual Information Architecture

3

ART 202Branding and Packaging Design

3

ART 210Typography I

3

ART 301Interactive Design

3

ART 302Visual Systems

3

ART 310Typography II

3

ART 340Photography I

3

ART 341Photography II

3

ART 400Advanced Studio I

3

ART 406Internship in Art (A, G, M & T)

3

ART 409Senior Portfolio/Show

3

ART 498Graphic Design Applied Theory

3

ART 499Graphic Design Seminar

3

ARTH 217History of Graphic Arts

3

2. Core Electives (6 hours)

Select 6 credit hours from the courses below.

ART 111Three-Dimensional Design

3

ART 220Painting I

3

ART 221Painting II

3

ART 230Sculpture I

3

ART 231Sculpture II

3

ART 260Printmaking I

3

ART 333Imaging I

3

ART 350Ceramics I

3

ART 351Ceramics II

3

ART 376Glass I

3

ART 3803D Animation

3

ART ART 3813D Computer Animation II

3

ART 401Advanced Studio II

3

ART 402Advanced Studio III

3

ART 345Film Theory and Production

3

ART 403Advanced Studio IV

3

ART 446Short Film Production

3

ART 485Arts Management

3

ART 490Fibers

3

ART 490Fibers

3

C. Related Area Courses (12 hours)

Related Courses 6 credit hours

ARTH 315African American Art

3

ARTH 317Nineteenth-Century Art

3

ARTH 318Twentieth-Century Art

3

ARTH 416Theory of Contemporary Art and Design

3

E. Free Electives (13 hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Curriculum Guide for Major in Graphic Design

Freshman Year

First Semester

ART 100Art Foundations

3

ART 102Drawing I

3

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

ENGL 102Composition I

3

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

Social & Behavior Sciences A

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ART 101Introduction to Media Arts

3

ART 103Drawing II

3

ENGL 103Composition II

3

MATH 114Math for Liberal Arts

3

OR

MATH 115College Algebra

3

Social & Behavior Science Elective

3

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

ART 201Visual Information Architecture

3

ART 210Typography I

3

ENGL 201World Literature I

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Humanities and Fine Arts C

2

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - B

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

ART 202Branding and Packaging Design

3

Social Behavioral Science

3

ARTH 217History of Graphic Arts

3

Humanities and Fine Arts B

3

Free Elective I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

First Semester

ART 301Interactive Design

3

ART 340Photography I

3

ART 310Typography II

3

Related Course

3

Related Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ART 302Visual Systems

3

ART 341Photography II

3

Related Course

3

Related Course

3

Free Elective 1

1

ART 333Imaging I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year

First Semester

ART 498Graphic Design Applied Theory

3

ART 400Advanced Studio I

3

ART 406Internship in Art (A, G, M & T)

3

Free Elective 3

3

Free Elective 4

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ART 499Graphic Design Seminar

3

Free Elective 5

3

Free Elective 6

3

ART 409Senior Portfolio/Show

3

Total Credit Hours:12

ART 406: Graphic Design Intern

Total Credit Hours: 120