Graphic Design Transfer Guide

  • Bismarck State College Graphic Design & Communications AAS

    to MSUM Graphic Design BFA

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

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


    Goal Area Requirement BSC Courses MSUM Equivalent
    Written/ Oral Communication (met) ENGL 110 College Composition I (3) ENGL 101 English Composition I
    ENGL 120 College Composition (3) OR Goal Areas 1
    ENGL 125 Intro to Professional Writing (3) Goal Areas 1
    *Recommended:
    COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

    COMM 100 Speech Communication
    Natural Science or Mathematics *Recommended:
    Mathematics GERTA course (COMPSC courses do not count)

    Goal Area 4
    Humanities/ Fine Arts ART 130 Drawing I 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.
    Requirements for Major BSC Course Recommendations MSUM Equivalent
      GDES 107/107L Design & Desktop Publishing Lab (4 cr) GCOM 255 Beginning Computer Graphics
      GDES 117/117L Digital Illustration/ Lab (4 cr) ART 101 Drawing I
      GDES 113/113L Design & Layout I/ Lab (4 cr) ART 125 Foundation Design I
      GDES 115/115L Typography Lab (4 cr) GDES 303 Typography
      GDES 207/207L Intro to Multimedia/ Lab (4 cr) GCOM 266 Beginning Multimedia
      GDES 209/209L Design & Layout II/ Lab GDES 203 Intro to Graphic Design
      GDES 201/201L Current Imaging I/ Lab (4 cr)
    Restricted Electives
      GDES 202/202L Current Imaging II/ Lab (4 cr)
      GDES 204/204L Print Production/ Lab (4 cr)
      GDES 213/ 213L Portfolio Presentation/ Lab (4 cr) Elective
      CSCI 101 Intro to Computers (3 cr) 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)