Bismarck State College Graphic Design & Communications AAS Transfer Guide

Transfer to MSUM BFA in Graphic Design

Quick Facts:

  • College credits applied = 52 - 55
  • Gen Ed/ LASC goal areas & credits remaining = 30 - 33
  • Remaining requirements = 47

General Education Courses / Liberal Arts and Science Curriculum (LASC)

Goal Area Requirement
BSC Courses
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication (met)
BSC Courses
ENGL 110 College Composition I (3)
MSUM Equivalent
ENGL 101 English Composition I
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication (met)
BSC Courses
ENGL 120 College Composition (3) OR
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Areas 1
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication (met)
BSC Courses
ENGL 125 Intro to Professional Writing (3)
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Areas 1
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication (met)
BSC Courses
*Recommended: COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
MSUM Equivalent
COMM 100 Speech Communication
Goal Area Requirement
Natural Science or Mathematics
BSC Courses
*Recommended: Mathematics GERTA course (COMPSC courses do not count)
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area 4
Goal Area Requirement
Humanities/ Fine Arts
BSC Courses
ART 130 Drawing I
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area 6 course

Additional Goal Area Courses to Equal 42 Credits for Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC)

A minimum of 30 - 33 additional credits in addition to the AAS requirements are needed to complete the LASC.

BSC Courses
MSUM Equivalent
BSC Courses
GDES 107/107L Design & Desktop Publishing Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
GCOM 255 Beginning Computer Graphics
BSC Courses
GDES 117/117L Digital Illustration/ Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
ART 101 Drawing I
BSC Courses
GDES 113/113L Design & Layout I/ Lab
MSUM Equivalent
ART 125 Foundation Design
BSC Courses
GDES 115/115L Typography Lab (4 cr
MSUM Equivalent
GDES 303 Typography
BSC Courses
GDES 207/207L Intro to Multimedia/ Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
GCOM 266 Beginning Multimedia
BSC Courses
GDES 209/209L Design & Layout II/ Lab
MSUM Equivalent
GDES 203 Intro to Graphic Design
BSC Courses
GDES 201/201L Current Imaging I/ Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Restricted Electives
BSC Courses
GDES 202/202L Current Imaging II/ Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Restricted Electives
BSC Courses
GDES 204/204L Print Production/ Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Restricted Electives
BSC Courses
GDES 213/213L Portfolio Presentation/ Lab (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Elective
BSC Courses
CSCI 101 Intro to Computers (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
CSIS 103 Computer Concepts & Applications (General Elective)

*Recommended courses because they help fulfill LASC requirements at MSUM.

Requirements Remaining to take at MSUM (77 - 80 credits)

Core Requirements:

  • ART 233 Global Art History I (3)
  • ART 234 Global Art history II (3)
  • FILM 280 History of Film (3)
  • FILM 280S Studio in Film History (1)
  • GDES 304 Experience Design (4)
  • GDES 305 Visual Systems & Brand Identity (4)
  • GDES 306 Motion Design:Typography & Visual Narratives (4)
  • GDES 307 Typography II (4)
  • GDES 375 History of Graphic Design (4)
  • GDES 492A BFA Senior Project (4)
  • GDES 492B BFA Senior Project (4)
  • ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing OR
  • COMM 301 Business & Prof Comm (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • GDES 469 Internship (6)