Course Sequence

Required courses to complete the B.S. in Media Design

Outlined here is the sequence of courses you will be required to complete for this bachelor’s degree from NewSchool.

Graphic Design

Quarter 1

  • DMA140 Language of Design 4
  • DMA143 Color Theory 4
  • DMA141 Drawing Fundamentals 4
  • ENG111 English Composition 3
  • HIS260 History of Design I

Quarter 2

  • DMA120 Digital Media I 4
  • DMA121 Digital Imaging I 4
  • DMA240 Visual Thinking & Representation 4
  • DMA142 Typography 4
  • HIS261 History of Design II 3

Quarter 3

  • DMA122 Digital Media II 4
  • DMA123 Digital Imaging II 4
  • ENG112 Advanced English Composition 3
  • COM113 Speech 3
  • MTH171 Intermediate Algebra 3

Quarter 4

  • GRD201 Layout & Design for Print Publication 4
  • GRD200 Visual narratives of Place 3
  • ANM201 Storyboarding 3
  • MTH174 Geometry 3
  • GE Communications Elective 3

Quarter 5

  • GRD202 Brand Identification Systems 6
  • GRD301 Digital Pre-Press and Production 4
  • GRD301 Layout & Design for Interactive 4
  • COM310 Media Communications 3

Quarter 6

  • GRD300-A Way Finding & Information Systems I 3
  • GRD302 Package Design I 4
  • IAD200 Web Design 4
  • PSY170 Fundamentals of Physics 3

Quarter 7

  • GRD305 Package Design II 4
  • GRD303 Typography in Motion I 4
  • GRD300-B Way Finding & Information Systems II 3
  • POL181 Political Science 3
  • PIL161 Introduction to Philosophy 3

Quarter 8

  • GRD403 Typography in Motion II 4
  • PSY181 General Psychology 3
  • GE Humanities Elective 3
  • SOC380 Issues of race, class, gender 3
  • GE Social Science Elective 3

Quarter 9

  • GRD400 Design Research and Project Based Inquiry 4
  • IAD401 Web Design for Mobile Devices 6
  • SCI173 Environmental Biology 3
  • GE Logical Reasoning Elective 3

Quarter 10

  • ANM500 Comprehensive Studio I 6
  • GRD500 Contextual Studio: Contemporary Issues in Design 6
  • DMA400 Design & Commodity 3

Quarter 11

  • ANM501 Comprehensive Studio II 6
  • GRD450 Design & Critical Theory 3

Quarter 12

  • DMA 500 Portfolio Development 3
  • DMA450 Professional Practice: The Business of Design 3

Total 181