Minor in Graphic Design

A minor in Graphic Design provides students with a foundational understanding of design thinking methodology along with a general understanding of typography, color theory, and concept development. Students will also receive hands-on technical training with Adobe software in order to perform computer-based forms of graphic design, video editing, and basic animation. Graphic Design is a valuable addition to virtually any major and opens doors to diverse careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, social media and more.

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15 Credit hours

The following courses are required:

ARTS 140 Introduction to Graphic Design *
ARTS 341 Publication Design and Layout
ARTS 355 Multimedia Computer Graphics
ARTS 343 Digital Illustration
ARTS 499 Senior Project and Portfolio
ARTS 390 Digital and Studio Arts Critique and Seminar (0 credit hours)

* If students choose Intro to Graphic Design as part of the Gen Ed distribution, this minor actually takes only 12 additional credits.


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Tyler Bush, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor; Program Director, Digital and Studio Arts

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