The Robinson Center for Graphic Arts and Communication Design at the CCNY Art Department


Program Requirements for the B.F.A.

The B.F.A. Program in Electronic Design and Multimedia requires a total of 75 credits in the major, with additional credits toward the degree coming from the General Education College Degree Requirements and any balance of remaining credits taken in Liberal Arts [or EDM] electivess for a total of 120 credits.

Senior Thesis is taken in the last semester and is a requirement for graduation.

Art Department Core

These two courses are required by the Art Department, but the credits are counted as part of the CORE/CLAS Requirements.

ART 10000 World Arts, 3 cr.
ART 21000 Writing Requirement, 3 cr.
(CLAS writing requirement for students entering after Fall 05)

Art Department History and Studio Requirements

ART 21067 History of Design, 3 cr. or ART 21068 History of Graphic Design, 3 cr.

Plus three Art History courses at the 20000 level or above from at least three of the six distinct art history subject areas, with advisement, 9 credits total.

ART 10100 2-D Design, 3 cr.

2-D Design Group, 3 cr.
Choose one from among:
ART 10200 Intro to Drawing.
ART 10400 Intro to Photography.
ART 10500 Intro to Painting.

3-D Design Group, 3 cr.
Choose any 10000-level 3-D medium.

Total Art History and Studio requirements 21 credits

EDM B.F.A. Major Requirements

ART 29500 Typography, 3 cr.
ART 29510 Graphic Design Concepts, 3 cr.
ART 29520 Illustration, 3 cr.
ART 29526 Computer Imaging and Illustration, 3 cr.
ART 39500 Electronic Design, 3 cr.
ART 39512 Print Production, 3 cr.
ART 39540 Design for the World Wide Web 1, 3 cr.
ART 39550 Multimedia Design 1, 3 cr.
ART 39560 Digital Video, 3 cr.
ART 39590 Critical Issues in Design, Technology and New Media, 3 cr.
ART 49590 Design and Multimedia Portfolio, 3 cr.
ART 49598 Senior Thesis, 6 cr.

Total 39 credits

EDM B.F.A. Studio Electives

ART 29530 Digital Photo 1, 3 cr.
ART 31807 Digital Video 2, 3 cr.
ART 39500 Typography 2, 3 cr.
ART 39530 Digital Photo 2, 3 cr.
ART 39542 Web Animation, 3 cr.
ART 39570 3D Imaging 1, 3 cr.
ART 49510 Electronic Design 2, 3 cr.
ART 49518 Publishing Projects, 3 cr.
ART 49540 Design for the Web 2, 3 cr.
ART 49550 Multimedia 2, 3 cr.
ART 49558 Mulimedia Projects, 3 cr.
ART 49570 3D Imaging 2, 3 cr.
or other studio electives

Total B.F.A. electives, 15 credits

Total required credits for major 75 credits

Liberal Arts Requirements

Core Credits: total 30 credits (see the bulletin for Core distribution).

Free Electives

Additional electives, 15 credits

Total Credits for Degree

120 credits