Graphic Design Degree Requirements
Complete these requirements for a Graphic Design degree.
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Major in Graphic Design
Candidates seeking admission to the BFA program must submit an application request to the Undergraduate Director who will then schedule a portfolio application review for the candidate with a committee consisting of two to three departmental faculty members. Each student’s current portfolio of artworks will be reviewed annually by departmental faculty. Faculty will make recommendations concerning the student’s status in the BFA program. If probation is recommended, students may apply for readmission at the completion of a full semester. Readmission will be contingent upon faculty evaluation. BFA candidates must have at least one annual review prior to graduation that should not occur the semester of graduation. BFA Candidates cannot apply to the program the semester of graduation.
Before advancement to upper-division status, all BFA candidates must participate in admission review/evaluation by the departmental faculty. This typically occurs after taking core requirements and/or the introductory level classes in their area of emphasis in the sophomore year.
Candidates accepted for the program will be expected to maintain a high standard of excellence, demonstrate significant artistic growth, and a 3.00 grade point average in all art courses.
Majors in Graphic Design must complete at least 24 credits in Graphic Design.
Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from UND) including:
I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).
II. The following curriculum of 69 major credits:
All BFA degree majors in Art have a minimum requirement of 69 credits in Art, Art History and Graphic Design courses. Distribution of those credits is as follows:
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|ART 112||Two Three Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 115||First Year Seminar||3|
|ART 210||History of Art - Ancient to Medieval||3|
|ART 211||History of Art - Renaissance to Present||3|
|ART 272||Digital Foundations||3|
Graphic Design Degree Requirements Disclaimer
The requirements on this page are pulled from UND’s academic catalog and may not reflect
future terms. Updates are published annually in April.
General Education Courses
Essential Studies (ES) is UND’s program in general education. Along with your required major courses, it
helps form the core of your UND undergraduate education. Your ES courses focus on
essential skills employers require including communication, critical thinking and