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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The BFA is a professional degree that focuses on intensive work in graphic design, supported by art foundations and general education. The primary objective of the BFA is to provide professional education in design at the undergraduate level and to enable graduates to enter studio-based careers.

What You'll Study

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a selective program at Flagler College. Interested students can apply any semester after successfully completing ART 229 Branding. Applicants will be selected based upon the quality of their branding portfolio and academic performance in art and design courses completed at Flagler College.

BFA students will have the opportunity to develop technical competence, informed aesthetic judgment, and an understanding of the context in which contemporary work is created. 

Practical Experience

The BFA in graphic design will provide opportunities for students to customize their educational experience through additional electives, gain practical experience during an internship, develop a professional-level portfolio, and conduct undergraduate research during a thesis project.

The BFA program will complement our BA in graphic design, as it will further prepare students for professional practice, equip them with leadership skills for project management, and help them to develop as critical, creative thinkers.

Students will be encouraged to submit studio projects to design competitions, like the AIGA Jacksonville Portfolio Review and the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards. Students will have the opportunity to get involved in the creative community through the AIGA Flagler College Chapter, as well as the Flagler College Designathon and Design Week.

What's Next?

The BFA is recommended for students who plan to pursue a career in graphic design and/or a design-related master’s program in graduate school. The program will promote intellectual and transformative learning of students, and prepare them for new career pathways in a competitive job market.

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Major Requirements

Required Courses
65 credit hours
ART
105
Drawing and Composition I
ART
106
Drawing and Composition II
ART
204
Image Studio
ART
218
Visual Culture
ART
225
Two-Dimensional Materials & Concepts
ART
226
Three-Dimensional Materials & Concepts
ART
227
Type Studio I
ART
228
Design Methodologies
ART
229
Branding
ART
252
Survey of Art History II
ART
326
Interactive Design
ART
352
Art History III
ART
430
Web Design Studio
ART
436
Advertising Design
ART
471
BFA Design Thesis
ART
482
Internship
ART
495
Design Portfolio
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Electives (Choose Four)
14 credit hours
ART
241
Photography I
ART
253
History of Graphic Design
ART
320
Design Production
ART
323
Motion Graphics
ART
325
Illustration I
ART
327
Type Studio II
ART
329
Package Design
ART
332
Printmaking/Intaglio and Relief
ART
337
Screen Printing
ART
340
Selected Topics
ART
341
Photography II
ART
348
Book Arts
ART
356
Environmental Graphic Design
ART
366
European Modernism,1907-1940
ART
367
History of Photography
ART
409
Art Study Abroad
ART
415
Gallery Management
ART
418
Installation and Site-Specific Art
ART
426
Illustration II
ART
433
Video Art
ART
434
Socially Engaged Art
ART
440
Selected Topics
ART
492
Independent Study
BUS
330
Intercultural Communication in Business
CIS
200
Introduction to Information Systems
COM
318
Principles of Advertising
ENT
430
International Entrepreneurship
PSY
101
Introduction to Psychology
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