Graphic Design Posters

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program at LTU provides students with a comprehensive experience in the dynamic field of graphic design, ranging from print media to the latest innovations in interactive and time-based media.

Read More The curriculum is designed to make our students professionally nimble, and emphasis is placed on helping students develop a distinctive point of view for their creative activities. The program culminates with a thesis project and public exhibition, where students develop an investigative body of work that focuses on their individual interests within the field. Internship opportunities further prepare students with the knowledge, skill set and experiences for professional practice.

The range of coursework encourages students to explore the connection between intellectual inquiry, creativity and hands-on making. Studies in literature, the sciences, philosophy, history and math build a cultural awareness that informs design decisions and creative expression.Read Less

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Careers in Graphic Design

Our program prepares students to work in a range of areas, including art direction, mobile media development, design strategy, user experience/user interface design (UX/UI), interaction design, brand design, advertising, publishing, marketing, web design, animation and motion graphics.


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Admissions + Curriculum

Admission into the Graphic Design program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.

For specific Graphic Design program questions, contact the Chair of Art and Design, Philip Plowright, at pplowright@ltu.edu, or Graphic Design Director, Lilian Crum, at lcrum@ltu.edu or click on the links below.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu, or 248-204-2834.

Total Semester Credit Hours: 123

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
COM 1103

College Composition

3
ART 2813

Digital Foundations

3
DES 1213

Design Principles

3
ART 2113

Life Drawing

3
DES 1022

Introduction to Design

2
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
SSC 2413

Foundations of the Amer. Experience

3
LLT 1213

World Masterpieces 1

3
ART 2413

Typography

3
MCS 1254

Geometry in Art

4
DES 1223

Design Methodologies

3
Total Credit Hours 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
ART 3413

Typography 2

3
LLT 1223

World Masterpieces 2

3
ART 3633

Traditions of Art 1

3
ART 2523

Graphic Design 1

3
ART 3213

Sculpture

3
PSY 1213

Introductory Psychology

3
Total Credit Hours 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
SSC 2423

Development of the Amer. Experience

3
DES 2020

Sophomore Portfolio Review

0
IDD 3823

User Experience and User Interface Design

3
ART 3643

Traditions of Art 2

3
ART 3513

Graphic Design 2

3
ART 2623

Motion Graphics

3
Total Credit Hours 15

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
ART 3523

Graphic Design 3

3
ART 3343

New Media

3
ART 3563

History of Graphic Design

3
ART 3023

Photography

3
COM 3000

Writing Proficiency Exam

0
COM 2103

Technical and Professional Communication

3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. Lecture

3
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. Lab

1
MGT/MKT/INT/ACC/HRM

2xx3 or 3xx3 elective

3
ART 3323

Professional Practice

3
ART 4513

Graphic Design 4

3
ART 3043

Video Design

3
Total Credit Hours 16
   
SUMMER
DES 4530

Internship

0

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
DES 4112

Design Leadership

2
ART 4514

Graphic Design Thesis 1

4
ART 4612

Senior Seminar 1

2
ART/GAM/ARC/ARI/ATD/IDD

2000-4000 level History elective

3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3xx3 or 4xx3

Junior/Senior elective

3
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. elective

3
ART 4524

Graphic Design Thesis 2

4
GAM/ART/ARC/ARI/IDD/ATD

1000-4000 level

3
ART 4622

Senior Seminar 2

2
1000-4000 Level

Open (University-wide) elective

3
Total Credit Hours 15
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