Graphic Designers use words, symbols and images to convey ideas and information as a means to resolve visual communications needs. The visual, conceptual, and technological topics explored in the minor provide other majors with a useful basic skill set in graphic design. The Graphic Design minor also allows majors in the departments of Communication and Journalism and Broadcasting to have a highly complementary additional area of specialized study.
Students who wish to study the topic in more depth should consider the graphic design concentration in the Art-Studio major.
Admission to the Program
Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.
Graphic Design minors must complete a total of 18 credits in the courses listed below. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses taken for the minor. IMPORTANT NOTE: ART210 2D Design is a pre-requisite that must be taken before OR at the same time as ART225 and/or ART235, and cannot be waived or substituted.
- ART 210 2-D Design
- ARH 315 History of Design
- ART 225 Intro to Graphic Design
- ART 235 Typography I
- ART 325 Typography II
- One elective:
- ART 300 Identity and Branding
- CMC 327 Web Publication OR CIS 305 Web Publication
- ART 427 Advanced Problems in Graphic Design
Total Number of Credits: 18