Minors & Second Disciplines

BFSDoArt Minors

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DEGREES OFFERED

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Art History & Studio Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
2D , 3D & Graphic Design
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Graphic Communications
Management (GCM)

Minors & 2nd Disciplines
Art History, Studio Art,
GCM & Graphic Design 


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Looking to add some creative thinking to your course schedule? The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) offers four minors that can help shape your future career path or even open possibilities for careers you haven’t thought of!

Not only can you minor in Art History, Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Graphic Design, or Studio Art while majoring in a degree outside of the Department,  you can also pair BFSDoArt majors with BFSDoArt minors. For instance, a Graphic Design major also interested in basic processes of managing and producing quality print products could pair his/her degree with a GCM minor to provide a full understanding of design-to-print concepts and an edge over other candidates in the field.

BFSDoArt Major & Minor Pairings
Major Minor Outcome
Art History Studio Art The principles of design become more than academic terms.Will provide a deeper understanding of what it means to develop art, from idea to execution.
GCM Graphic Design Georgia Southern University is the only institution in the Southeast to offer dual degree programs in Graphic Communications Management and Graphic Design. Minoring in Graphic Design …
Graphic Design GCM Georgia Southern University is the only institution in the Southeast to offer dual degree programs in Graphic Design and Graphic Communications Management (GCM). Minoring in GCM …
Studio Art Art History  Prepares students for a professional career as an Artist. It can also allow students to purse a graduate degree as a Curator.

 

Campus Major & BFSDoArt Minor Examples
Major Minor Outcome
Finance Studio Art or Art History Students can utilize their financial skills as a Gallery Director.
Marketing Graphic Design Project Managers can design products and packaging that customers want to buy.
Early Childhood Education Studio Art The ability to create lessons plans that emphasize art and creativity.
Middle Grades Education Art History / Studio Arts Prepares student for art teacher positions and Masters in Art Education.
Special Education Studio Art Students can utilize art therapy or become art teachers for special needs children.
Nutrition and Food Science Studio Art Visually educate people to make healthy choices though coloring sheets and charts.
Child and Family Development Studio Art Visual Art can assist in: social wellness for families/kids through visual activities, problem solving skills, and conflict resolution methods for children who are too young to completely verbalize their emotions. Also, there are career opportunities in: art summer camps, pre-school art teachers, volunteer services coordinator for art programs, and mental health organizations that utilize art therapy.
Exercise Science Studio Art Prepares students interested in Pre-physical therapy for improving fine motor control.
Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design Studio Art 2-Dimensional art can enhance student’s capabilities in fashion illustrations, color matching/pairing, textile design, and fashion photography. 3-Dimensional art will benefit jewelry design, and those interested in creating store window displays.
Graphic Design Creates a foundation for designing merchandising material and fashion spreads.
Interior Design Studio Art 2-Dimensional art will enhance student’s capabilities in design illustrations, color matching/pairing, the basic principles of art. 3-Dimensional art will teach designers to create faux finishes, custom iron works, and custom furniture design/construction.
Graphic Design Teaches graphic concepts for creating custom signs and wall art for businesses or homes.
Recreation Art History/ Studio Arts Tourism and Community Leisure Majors with Art Minor- Creates job opportunities as: guides for museums or historic houses, and Associates for museums or city attraction committees/centers.Recreation Therapy Major with Art Minor- Will provide a foundation in art studio or art history in order to implement artistic methods to improve the quality of life for clients.Natural and Cultural Resource Management Major with Art Minor- Creates job opportunities as: adventure travel guides to art history locations, museum curator, and art camp directors.
Anthropology Art History Anthropologists can learn a culture’s social norms and expectations by studying their artwork. In some cases, cultures do not have many, if any, written artifacts remaining, which points to the importance of studying art.
English Art History Prepares student for the opportunity to earn a PhD in Art History.
History Art History Art history instills the importance that art had on societies. Historians can learn a culture’s social norms and expectations by studying their artwork, and in some cases, cultures do not have many, if any, written artifacts remaining.
Journalism Art History Prepares students to be art critics.
Multimedia Communication Graphic Design Provides a foundation in internet and digital media concepts.
Studio Art New media and animation provide a unique and creative backgrounds for filmmakers.
Philosophy Art History Art shows how people have answered universal questions for centuries, and art also pose more questions for today’s thinkers.
Studio Art Creating art provides an outlet to firmly express personal views of life’s questions.
Psychology Studio Art Prepares students in the professional career of art therapy.
Public Relations Graphic Design Provides the fundamental tools required for creating successful layout & design campaigns, as well as teaching campaign management and project management.
Sociology Art History In order to understand a country, children, or group’s political or social views, it is beneficial to study the expressive art that these groups produce.
Theatre & Performance Studio Art Establishes the design and construction skills required for a set designer.
Writing & Linguistics Art History Prepares students for careers as art critics or theorists.
Biology Studio Art Art provides a diverse background for students seeking a graduate degree in Veterinary School. However, it also offers careers as medial and zoology illustrators.
Chemistry Studio Art Provides the skills necessary for creating textbook illustrations.
Geography & Geology Studio Art Artistic skills are a necessity in cartography, charting, and illustrations for textbooks. Photography techniques are also beneficial for documentation.
Computer Science  Studio Art  Students learn to illustrate or sculpt gaming scenes and characters.  
Civil Engineering  Studio Art  3-Dimensional art provides the creative problem solving skills and hands on experience of working with common materials used in contracting facilities and infrastructures.   
Mechanical Engineering  Studio Art  In addition to problem solving, 3-Dimensional art will provide the skills and techniques required for product fabrication  
Graphic Design Learning the fundamental design concepts will greatly aid in product design that meet the consumer’s needs.
Electrical Engineering Graphic Design Researching and designing products is enhanced when basic design concepts are mastered. New ideas of graphic design have shifted to focus on consumers’ needs and less on the wants of a company.

Second Discipline Options

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DEGREES OFFERED

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Art History & Studio Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
2D , 3D & Graphic Design
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Graphic Communications
Management (GCM)

Minors & 2nd Disciplines
Art History, Studio Art,
GCM & Graphic Design 


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The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) has four approved second disciplines in the Graphics Communications Management program.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in information technology (IT) are required to choose a focused application area to blend their IT knowledge with an expanded knowledge of the application area. Students should select a second discipline concentration or a minor no later than the beginning of their junior year.

Approved BFSDoArt second discipline options and their requirements are given below:

Digital Imaging Systems

Mass Communication started in print when Gutenberg printed the first Bible. Today,

  • communication/information is printed/imaged to a medium using many traditional methods and newer digital methods. IT student receiving a second discipline in Digital Imaging Systems studies the digital technologies used to take information and distribute it the individual as a personalized message or to the masses as a generalized message.

Coursework

Course Title Hrs
AREA F PREREQUISITES
GCM 1321 & GCM 1411 Desktop Publishing I/Desktop Publishing I Lab 3
REQUIRED COURSES
GCM 1131 Graphic Communication Technology 3
GCM 2532 / GCM 2512 Desktop Publishing II/Desktop Publishing II Lab 3
GCM 5534 Digital Output Applications 3
ELECTIVES (Choose 6 Hours)
GCM 2332 / GCM 2412 Bindery & Finishing/Bindery & Finishing Lab 3
GCM 4232 Photo Preparations for Production 3
GCM 5234 / GCM 5314 Color Reproduction/Color Reproduction Lab 3
GCM 5334 Imaging Systems 3
TOTAL HOURS 24
Imaging Information Systems

Perfect for the student interested in working in the digital printing industry, the second discipline in Imaging Information Systems researches new digital technologies used to produce the printed and customized information consumers receive everyday using on-demand and variable data production.

Coursework

Course Title Hrs
AREA F PREREQUISITES
GCM 1321 / GCM 1411 Desktop Publishing I/Desktop Publishing I Lab 3
REQUIRED COURSES
GCM 1131 Graphic Communication Technology 3
GCM 2532 / GCM 2512 Desktop Publishing II/Desktop Publishing II Lab 3
GCM 5334 Imaging Systems 3
ELECTIVES (Choose 6 Hours)
GCM 2332 / GCM 2412 Bindery & Finishing/Bindery & Finishing Lab 3
GCM 4232 Photo Preparations for Production 3
GCM 5234 / GCM 5314 Color Reproduction/Color Reproduction Lab 3
GCM 5534 Digital Output Applications 3
TOTAL HOURS 24
Visual Communications Design

Graphic design and typography courses stress the basic principles and elements of design while using Adobe’s Creative Suite. IT students with a second discipline in Visual Communications in Design will be prepared to develop as well as design websites and other forms of digital communications catered towards the user.

Coursework

Course Title Hrs
AREA F PREREQUISITES
ART 1020 2D Design 3
REQUIRED COURSES
GCM 1321 & GCM 1411 Desktop Publishing I/Desktop Publishing I Lab 3
ART 2330 Typography I 3
ART 2331 Visual Thinking in Design 3
ART 3331 Design Methods 3
ART 3338 Typography II 3
TOTAL HOURS 18

 

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