Course Equivalencies and Exceptions

Because of our constant efforts to improve the Graphic Design program, certain alternatives and exceptions have been created to streamline the process for students to meet all of their requirements and graduate in a timely manner.


For Fall 2020, and forward, our official statement is to:

Students can take EITHER ART 103 or DES 140.

Anyone past the review does NOT need to go backwards to fulfill DES 125 or DES 140. For DARS exceptions:

Sophomores this year (AY 2020-2021) are encouraged to take DES 125, but if they’ve taken ART 101 or ART 102, we will sub those.


For students who are using a catalog year of Summer 2020 and prior: