Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    May 20, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.A. Graphic Design degree plan

Graphic Design, B.A.

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University General Education Core Curriculum - 43 hrs

The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 15-16 hrs

The Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these may vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the subject field sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in the fine arts and in foreign language. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.A. degree:

Academic Major and Minor

The B.A. degree is designed primarily for students desiring to study in the arts, the humanities, or the social sciences. Major fields of study approved for the B.A. degree are listed in the Academic Program Profile table following the degree requirement section of the catalog. In the majority of instances, the major requires the completion of 30 semester hours. Specific semester-hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected.

Students pursuing the B.A. degree must select a minor or second major from any discipline identified by the university as an approved minor or major field. The typical minor consists of 18 semester hours. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements for the majors and minors are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Profile.


Students may complete the minimum 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.

Graphic Design, B.A. Course Requirements

The Graphic Design major will provide students with the creative, technical and communication skills to be workforce ready in the growing field of graphic design, digital media, and visual communication. Students in the program will learn to solve visual communication problems through a comprehensive program of study that incorporates basic design principles, color theory and typography, and advanced production techniques. Since Graphic Design is an aesthetic and technical discipline, students will learn to apply theories and historical research in the creation of visual and written information. Students in the Graphic Design program make use of current technology as an integral part of their visual communication exploration. As a program at a Christian institution, students will learn the importance of graphic design in conjunction with Christian mission and ethics, learning about social responsibility and Christian approaches to design. In addition, upon graduation students will be equipped with a design portfolio geared toward securing employment in the industry.

Three hours from the following courses:

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Recommended Sequence of Courses

Listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.A. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.A. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog.

Sophomore Year Fall Semester - 17 hrs:

Sophomore Year Spring Semester - 17 hrs:

Junior Year Spring Semester - 18 hrs:

Senior Year Fall Semester - 15 hrs:

Senior Year Spring Semester - 12 hrs:

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