Visual Communication and Design Comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts

Offered by Department of Art and Design

Art Major

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Select one course numbered 1883
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution5
Select one course numbered 3883
Major Option
Complete all required courses75
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum0
Total Credit Hours120

In the second semester of the sophomore year or after having completed a majority of these classes (ART 102, 105, 118, 202, 211 and 221), every art major must take and satisfactorily pass the Sophomore Portfolio Review (SPR). The review is conducted fully online. The submitted portfolio will contain examples of the student’s artwork as well as writing. Details are available on the art department website. Each student must pass the SPR in order to be allowed to register for junior level courses, or to continue in the BFA program. The SPR document can be accessed at

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 496Visual Communications and Design Senior Project Review1
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 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
Glass I
Sculpture I
Painting II
Photography: Digital
Ceramics II
Printmaking II
Glass II
Sculpture II
Drawing III
Drawing IV
Individual Problems in Art
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief
Printmaking I-Silkscreen
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 456Design Portfolio2
ART 478Design IV3
Select 6 Elective credit hours from the following design courses: 6
Computer Animation I
Design Illustration I
Design Illustration II
Individual Problems in Art
Special Topics
Typography III
Total Credit Hours75