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Fall 2012 Curriculum

Graphic Design - Evening/Weekend Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year. FIT catalog of their entering year.


Semester 5
MAJOR AREA GD 311 Graphic Design I 3
RELATED AREA CD 371 Advanced Typography I 1.5
CD 441 Broadcast Design 2
LIBERAL ARTS SS 334 The Psychology of Color 3
choice see Liberal Arts* 3
Semester 6        
MAJOR AREA   GD 342 Publication Design 3
    GD 344 Graphic Design in Digital Media 2
RELATED AREA   CD 322 Design Process Technology 2
    CD 372 Advanced Typography II 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS   EN 322 Writing in the Art & Design Professions


see History of Art & Civilization* 3
Semester 7        
MAJOR AREA   GD 312 Graphic Design II 3
    GD 414 Graphic Design for Packaging 2
RELATED AREA   AD 494 Senior Design Project Research 3
    AD 496  Advertising Design Workshop   
LIBERAL ARTS   choice see American History* G10 3
Semester 8        
MAJOR AREA   GD 441 Environmental Graphics 2
RELATED AREA    AD 464  Senior Portfolio Design    1.5 
    AD 495  Senior Design Project   
    CD 361  Professional Practices   
    DD 231  Production Techniques/Digital Prepress   
SD 303 Screen Printing/Typo. Imagery 1.5
Semester 9      
MAJOR AREA   GD 411 Graphic Design III 3
RELATED AREA   AD 491 Internship 4
    CD 442 Senior 3D Presentation Design 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS    choice  see Other World Civilizations*   


Total Credit Requirements

Major Area 18 credits
Related Areas 28.5 credits
Liberal Arts 18 credits
Total Credits 64.5


A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements.

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

Liberal Arts Requirements

Liberal Arts: 3 credits
Choice of any non-HA liberal arts course.

History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
Choice of HA course not previously taken or required.

American History: 3 credits
Choice of any non-HA course that meets the Gen. Ed. requirement for American History (G10).

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
Choice of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, or any other HA course that meets the Gen. Ed. requirement for Other World Civilizations (G9).

Foreign Language:
The Gen. Ed. Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Graphic Design major.