Visual Communication and Design Comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts

Offered by Department of Art and Design

Art Major

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
Major Option
Complete all required courses75
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum15
Total Credit Hours120

After having completed all of these classes; ART 102, 105, 118, 211, 221, or their transferred equivalents, every student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art, a BFA in Visual Communication & Design (VCD), or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Education is required to participate in the SPR. Each student must pass the SPR in order to be allowed to register for junior level courses and continue in the programs listed above. A student pursuing a BA in Studio Art, or only an art minor, is exempt from the SPR but will be blocked from enrollment in certain junior level art courses until a permit is requested and issued from the department chair. Students who fail the SPR a second time are ineligible to continue pursuing a BFA in Studio Art or VCD, or a BA in Art Education. The SPR must be submitted online and contain ten pieces of artwork and a thesis paper.

Major Option

Visual Communication and Design Requirements
Art Core
ART 102Drawing I3
ART 105Graphic Media3
ART 118Color and Design3
ART 2113-D Design3
ART 221Art History Survey I3
ART 222Art History Survey II3
ART 496Senior Seminar in Visual Communications and Design1
Take 3 hours from the following:3
Drawing II
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief
Printmaking I-Silkscreen
Select 6 credit hours of the following Art History courses:6
History of Renaissance Art
Art of Baroque and Rococo Era
History of Modern Art
History of American Art
Non Western Survey I: Art in India, China and Japan
History of 19th Century Art
History of Nebraska Art
Late Modern: Art Since the '50s
Women in Art
Critical Perspectives
Medieval Art
Special Problems in Art History
Special Topics/Senior Thesis in Art
Cultural Studies Through Art
Select 6 credit hours from the following studio courses:6
Painting I
Water Based Media
Creative Photography
Ceramics I
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief
Printmaking I-Silkscreen
Glass I
Sculpture I
Painting II
Photography: Digital
Ceramics II
Printmaking II
Glass II
Sculpture II
Drawing III
Drawing IV
Art, Activism, & Social Movements
Scientific Study of Art
Photography and Cultural Change
Individual Problems in Art
Visual Communication and Design Specialization Requirements
ART 218Introduction to Design3
ART 301Typography I3
ART 305Graphic Applications3
ART 309Graphic Imaging3
ART 318Design I3
ART 351Typography II3
ART 355Web Design & Motion Graphics3
ART 368Design II3
ART 413Design Practicum3
ART 418Design III3
ART 456Portfolio2
ART 478Design IV3
Select 6 Elective credit hours from the following design courses: 6
Computer Animation & 3D Modeling I
Design Illustration I
Design Illustration II
Individual Problems in Art
Special Topics
Web Design & Motion Graphics II
Typography III
Computer Animation & 3D Modeling III
Total Credit Hours75

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.