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TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: GRAPHIC DESIGN AND STUDIO ART MAJORS
Graphic Design and Studio Art majors are housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. There are many courses in common across these majors. View Drake's catalog for more details on each of these programs.

Students are not required to take any or all of these courses in order to transfer to Drake but may use this as a guide to take applicable coursework for these degree programs.

Using Drake's Transfer Pathways Guides
Many courses from DMACC transfer to Drake; check TES for additional transfer course details. The courses listed here are required in the following majors and can be completed either before or after transfer to Drake. Students are encouraged to work with their DMACC advisor to develop a plan that utilizes as many of these courses as possible to satisfy core and elective requirements for their degree program.

General Education Articulation Agreement
Drake honors Associate of Arts (AA degrees) and Associate of Sciences (AS degrees) from the state of Iowa community college system, including Des Moines Area Community College, to complete Drake's general education curriculum (known as the Areas of Inquiry). Students must complete 60 transferable credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA to qualify.

Reverse transfer to complete the AA or AS with one or two Drake courses is also possible. If you have questions, please discuss this possibility with a Drake Admission Counselor or a DMACC advisor.

Graphic Design
Drake offers both a BA and BFA in Graphic Design. The BA requires 52 credits; the BFA requires 85 credits, including a studio art emphasis. Transfer courses common to both degree options are listed below.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
ART 133 DRAWING LAB (3) ART 015 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (3.000) 09/23/2019 
ART 143 PAINTING (3) ART 063 PUSHING PAINT (3.000) 09/23/2019 
ART 203 ART HISTORY I (3) ART 075 THEMES IN ART HISTORY (0.000 OR 4.000) 08/20/2019 
ART 204 ART HISTORY II (3) ART 0 ART LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000) 08/20/2019 
GRD 404 TYPOGRAPHY II (3)
GRD 405 TYPOGRAPHY I (3)
ART 051 TYPOGRAPHY (3.000) 01/17/2018 
Studio Art
Drake offers both a BA and BFA in Studio Art. Both degrees require students to focus in a particular area (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture). The BA is more flexible and allows students to double-major if desired. The BFA requires more credits in a second studio art area.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
ART 133 DRAWING LAB (3) ART 015 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (3.000) 09/23/2019 
ART 143 PAINTING (3) ART 063 PUSHING PAINT (3.000) 09/23/2019 
ART 203 ART HISTORY I (3) ART 075 THEMES IN ART HISTORY (0.000 OR 4.000) 08/20/2019 
Drake's Transfer Policies
Work with a Drake University Admission Counselor to find out exactly how your credits will transfer, keeping the following in mind:

  • Students can transfer a maximum of 66 credit hours from DMACC or other community colleges. A Drake bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required for all transfer coursework.
  • A minimum of 40 upper level (100-199) credits is required for Drake bachelor's degrees.
  • The last 30 credit hours must be completed at Drake University.
  • Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Areas of Inquiry requirements.
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