Why Study Graphic Design at IU Southeast?

Graphic Design at IU Southeast features both digital and traditional print media coursework. Because of our state-of-the-art computer facility, students have the option of learning a wide variety of design skills, including print and layout design, web design and digital media.

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Graphic Design at IU Southeast features both digital and traditional print media coursework. Because of our state-of-the-art computer facility, Graphic Design students have the option of learning a wide variety of design skills, including print and layout design, web design and digital media. Although Graphic Design at IU Southeast embraces the latest technology available, we are also committed to the fundamentals of good design that include compositional, color, and drawing skills. We believe that teaching the latest digital technology in concert with the fundamental principles of basic design makes us one of the strongest Graphic Design programs in the area.

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(see Fine Arts degree requirements for foundation and degree descriptions.)

B.A. Curriculum in Fine Arts: Graphic Design

Foundations:
  • F100 Intro to Drawing
  • F101 3-D Design
  • F102 2-D / Color Design
  • P273 Computer Art and Design
Art History:
  • A101 Ancient to Medieval Art
  • A102 Renaissance to Modern
  • A449 (20th Century)
  • 300/400 level non-western Art History
200-level Studio Courses:
  • S200 Drawing I
  • S230 Painting I
  • S240 Printmaking I
  • S250 or S351 Graphic Design I
  • S260 Ceramics I
Upper level Studio:
  • 300 and 400 level studio: Take a minimum of 15 credit hours in Graphic Design
    • S351 Graphic Design II
    • S352 Graphic Design III
    • Any approved 300/400 Graphics
    • Any approved 300/400 Graphics
Seminar:
  • A401 Senior Art Theory, and the following 2 upper level art history courses:

B.F.A. Curriculum in Fine Arts: Graphic Design

Foundations:
  • F100 Intro to Drawing
  • F101 3-D Design
  • F102 2-D / Color Design
  • P273 Computer Art and Design
Art History:
  • A101 Ancient to Medieval
  • A102 Renaissance to Modern
  • A449 20th Century Art, 1925 to Present
  • 300 level Art History, nonwestern
  • 300/400 level Art History, nonwestern or western
200-level Studio Courses:
  • S200 Drawing I
  • S230 Painting I
  • S240 Printmaking I
  • S250 Graphic Design I
  • S260 Ceramics I
Upper level Studio:
  • S351 Graphic Design II
  • S352 Graphic Design III
  • P323 Introduction to Web Design
  • 18 credit hours of 400 level BFA Graphic Design
    • S452 Graphic Design
    • S452 Graphic Design
    • S452 Graphic Design
    • T338 or S305 or S306 or Special Topics
    • T338 or S305 or S306 or Special Topics
    • T338 or S305 or S306 or Special Topics
Seminars:
  • U400 Sources and Resources, Professional Skills in the Fine Arts
  • G400 BFA Final Review

24 state-of-the-art high-powered Macintosh computer stations fully loaded with all current graphic and web design programs. Facilities also include slide and flat bed scanning, and large and small format printing.

FINA-S 250 Graphic Design I (3 cr.)
P: FINA-F 100, FINA-F 101, FINA-F 102, FINA-P 273. History and practice of visual communication, including an introduction to the field.

FINA-S 351 Graphic Design II (3 cr.)
P: FINA-F 100, FINA-F 101, FINA-F 102, FINA-P 273. Studies in visual communication concentrating on typography as it relates to other design elements in practical design application.

FINA-S 352 Graphic Design III (3 cr.)
P: FINA-S 250, FINA-S 351. Graphic design course emphasizing production techniques.

FINA-P 323 Introduction to Web Design (3 cr.)
Explore the vast potential and role of technology and graphics in web design, both as a platform fro creating entire website prototypes and individual visual elements. An emphasis will be placed on obtaining strong conceptualization, content, functionality and software knowledge. This course aims to prepare the students for future website development.

FINA-S 306 Digital Illustration (3 cr.)
P: FINA-F 100, FINA-P 273, FINA-S 200. An introduction to digital drawing and painting. Emphasis is on developing conceptual skills and narrative compositions. May be repeated once.

FINA-T 338 Special Topics in Digital Media (3 cr.)
Various topics in new media. May be repeated once.

FINA-S 305 Internship: Graphic Design (1-12 cr.)
P: Permission of instructor required. Practical experience in graphic design. May be repeated.

FINA-S 451 Graphic Design IV (3 cr.)
P: FINA-S 250, FINA-S 351, FINA-S 352. Professional problem solving in graphic design. May be repeated once.

FINA-S 452 B.F.A. Graphic Design (1-6 cr.)
P: Accepted into B.F.A. studio major. Directed, advanced study in graphic design. May be repeated for a total of 18 credit hours.

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