B.A. in Graphic Design to M.A. in Ministry, Academic Plans

B.A. in Graphic Design to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
ART 100A Foundations: Color, Composition, and Ideation3BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3ART 103A Foundations: Drawing3 
DES 105 Introduction to Digital Media3 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
  Second Language (S) course 1 4 
 13 3 17 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
DES 150 Typography3ART 101A Foundations: Materials, Space, and Meaning3ARH 105 Art History Survey: Caves to World War II4 
DES 212 Graphic Design I3 ART 2403 Creative Practices3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 BUS 220 Principles of Marketing4 
Mathematics (M) course 3 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Art Elective 3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Leisure and Life Sports (Q) course 1 
 18 3 18 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
ARH 345 Art History Survey: World War II to Present3Interim off ART 211 Printmaking3 
ART 250A or 334 Introduction to Photography or Photo Manipulation3 DES 412 Graphic Design III3 
DES 312 Graphic Design II3 Emphasis Elective 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
  World Cultures (U) course 3 
 16 0 18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ART 499 Senior Seminar/Thesis Exhibition3Art or Design Elective (Choose from category) 3ART 496 Senior Art Design Exhibition0BT 510 Hermeneutics3
DES 324 Interactive Design3 Art or Design Elective 4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Emphasis Elective (Choose from category) 3 Emphasis Elective (Choose from category) 3 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Internship Preparation2 0 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15-18 3 13 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 173-176

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Graphic Design to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
ART 100A Foundations: Color, Composition, and Ideation3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ART 103A Foundations: Drawing3 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 
DES 105 Introduction to Digital Media3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
 14 4 17 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
DES 150 Typography3ART 101A Foundations: Materials, Space, and Meaning3ARH 105 Art History Survey: Caves to World War II4 
DES 212 Graphic Design I3 ART 2403 Creative Practices3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 BUS 220 Principles of Marketing4 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Art Elective 4 
Mathematics (M) course 3 BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
 17 3 18 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
ART 250A or 334 Introduction to Photography3Interim off ART 211 Printmaking3 
ART 334 Photo Manipulation3 DES 412 Graphic Design III3 
ARH 345 Art History Survey: World War II to Present3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
DES 312 Graphic Design II3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3   
 18 0 15 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ART 499 Senior Seminar/Thesis Exhibition3Art or Design Elective 3ART 496 Senior Art Design Exhibition0BT 510 Hermeneutics3
DES 324 Interactive Design3 Art or Design Elective 4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Emphasis Electives 7 
Emphasis Elective (Choose from category) 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Internship Preparation2 0 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15-18 3 17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 177-180

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

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