2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Fine Arts and Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 62
Electives 18
Other Requirements 0
Total Credit Hours 120

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
FIA 114 Basic Design 3
FIA 115 Basic Design II 3
FIA 120 Drawing 3
FIA 110 Introduction to Art 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
FIA 280 Computer Applications in the Arts 3
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
XXX XXXForeign Language 3
 Credits29
Second Year
BIO 100 Biological Science 3
CHM 100
Man/Environment
or Physical Science for Non-Science Majors
3
Select one of the following: 1
Chemistry: Man & Environment Laboratory  
Physical Science Laboratory  
Biological Science Lab  
FIA 140
Ceramics
or Sculpture
3
FIA 220 Life Drawing 3
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
HUM 210
Humanties
or Humanities
3
FIA 234 Painting 3
FIA 295 Sophomore/Junior Review 1
FIA 201 Basic Art Appreciation 3
MTH 103 Mathematics in General Education 3
HIS 100 History of World Societies I 3
SOC 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences 3
 Credits33
Third Year
FIA 270 History of Art Survey I 3
FIA 271 History of Art Survey II 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
FIA 370 African/Afro-American Art 3
Select one of the following FIA XXX Electives: 3
Foundations of Photo 1  
Apparel Production I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Select one of the following FIA XXX Electives: 3
Studio Lighting 1  
Pattern-Making I  
Typography  
Select one of the following Electives: 3
Elemen Photography  
Fashion Forecasting and Sourcing  
Graphic Design I  
XXX XXXCultural Elective 3
XXX XXXGeneral Education Elective 3
XXX XXXGeneral Education or Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits30
Fourth Year
FIA 470 Printmaking Workshop 2 3
FIA 491 Advanced Studio Problems 3
FIA 495 Portfolio Preparation and Sr Exhibition 2
FIA 465
Studio Workshop 1
or Advanced Graphic Design
3
FIA 466
Studio Workshop 2
or Advanced Graphic Design
3
FIA 467
Studio Workshop 3
or Design in Commerce
3
FIA 468
Studio Workshop 4
or Printmaking Workshop 1 - Intalglio Printmaking
3
XXX XXXGeneral Education Elective 6
XXX XXXFree Elective 3
 Credits29
 Total Credits121

A non-art minor can be established by choosing carefully with your advisor the 15 – 18 necessary hours of electives.

Specific Courses Required for Curriculum Populate from the Following List of Classes

FIA 116Basic Design III3
FIA 262Printmaking Workshop3
FIA 235Painting3
FIA 165Foundations of Photo 13
FIA 166Foundations of Photo 23
FIA 260Introduction to Graphic Design3
FIA 265Studio Lighting 13
FIA 266Studio Lighting 23
FIA 295Sophomore/Junior Review3,1
FIA 321Intermediate Drawing3
FIA 360Typography3
FIA 361Advance Printmaking3
FIA 362Graphic Design I3
FIA 363Graphic Design II3
FIA 380Computer Imaging3
FIA 420Advanced Drawing3
FIA 460Advanced Graphic Design3
FIA 461Advanced Graphic Design3
FIA 462Design in Commerce3
FIA 463Design in Commerce3
FIA 465Studio Workshop 13
FIA 469Printmaking Workshop 1 - Intalglio Printmaking3
FIA 470Printmaking Workshop 2 (A/B)3
FIA 492/492A/492BAdvanced Studio Problems3
FDM 149Apparel Production I3
FDM 250Pattern-Making I3
FDM 334Textiles3
FDM 449Design Collections3
FIA 221Life Drawing3
FIA 211Fashion Drawing3
FDM 149Apparel Production I3
FDM 250Pattern-Making I3
FDM 362Fashion Forecasting and Sourcing3
FDM 496Fashion Merchandising Internship3

Cultural Electives

ENG 383African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT3
HIS 336African-American History Since 18653
HIS 371Modern African History & Cultures 1600-PRESENT3
MUS 234African-American Music3
POS 315African American Politics3
PSY 340Psychology of the African-American3
SOC 237Racial & Ethnic Minorities3

Fine Art Electives

May be any FIA or FDM 100, 200, 300, or 400 level courses listed in the NSU Student Handbook, the Department of Fine Arts Handbook, or the NSU Semester Schedule Book.