Traditional and computer processes are utilized for in-depth studio investigations into various conceptual and technical applications towards effective visual communication. Investigations deal with one or more of the following: symbols, typography, information design, systems, 3D, visual concepts, and multimedia. Projects may include logos, brochures, CD covers, posters, magazine layouts, packaging, annual reports, and many more issues dealing with visual communications and society. Internships are required for the BFA degree. The American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) do not recognize the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in art or design as adequate preparation for entry as a Graphic Design professional. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is considered the professional and specialized degree program for entry into practice.
Student must attend a Colloquium Lecture Series, Portfolio Review 1 and 2, and an Exhibition. A grade of C- must be earned in all ART courses counted towards the major.
A minimum of five ART courses must be taken at MSUM.
Students must complete at least sixteen credits in introductory studio courses chosen from ART 203A-203M, excluding 203B. At least four credits must be in a three-dimensional medium. Students must complete four credits of intermediate studio, ART 303A-303M, excluding ART 303B. Students must also take one art history course at the 300 level or above.
Natasha Smith talks about her experience