Graphic Designers are communicators that convey information from one source to another. Language, type, imagery and symbol are the ingredients orchestrated to create works that relay thought. The Bachelor of Fine Art Program in Graphic Communications at the University of Houston provides the student with the methodologies and techniques to become a graphic designer that elevates and participates fully within the profession. Course work converge cultural, social, historical, methodological and technological ideas within a graphic design context.

The program brings together students from a variety of places and backgrounds. This group is a vital component to the program, with each student informing and extending to others their ideas and suggestions. The University of Houston encompasses a large number of programs and faculty with distinguished areas of expertise that expand the students range of knowledge. Houston, a large and dynamic city, offers numerous opportunities for the studend to extend their conceptual base.

Block Review

Upon completion of 12 hrs. of fundamentals and between 15 to 18 hrs. of 3000 level related arts (see BFA Curriculum), any student majoring in Graphic Communication at the University of Houston has their portfolio reviewed in the selection process called Block Review. In November of the Fall semester and April of the Spring semester, a review is conducted to select students for the following fall Block class. Students must display their portfolio containing work from Fundamentals, Intermediate, Drawing for Graphics, Color and other art classes they may have taken. (ie: Photography, Painting, Sculpture, etc.) Dates for the review are published mid-Fall and mid-Spring.

For more information and eligibilitiy see Block Review Criteria.

Graphic Communications Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
BFA Course Curriculum

For more information contact: David Kreid, Undergraduate Advisor, 713.743.2906 Rm.100D, Fine Arts Building,

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