Course Sequence

Required courses to complete the BS in Graphic Design & Interactive Media

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