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Graphic Design Major

48 Credits

Program Outcomes:

Graphic Design majors will:

1. Expand technical knowledge by using a variety of computer software and hardware including multimedia and web design.

2. Master problem solving skills through the exploration and extensive us of graphic design software.

3. Gain an appreciation for the principles of visual communication by studying typography and design theory as well as designers who have contributed to our overall understanding and application of visual design.

4. Develop confidence in presenting work that is output from a computer through traditional graphic design studio presentation techniques.

5. Prepare for an entry-level position using a multitude of design tools and techniques by preparing a professional design portfolio for career proposes.

Core Art Requirements: 33 Credits

AR 101 Drawing 1

AR 114 Introduction to Graphic Design

AR 209 Photography 1

AR 222 Color and Design

AR 223 Graphic Design 1 (Typography)

AR 224 Graphic Design 2 (Type and Image)

AR 300 Graphic Design 3 (Art of the Poster)

AR 314 Impressionism to Now

AR 325 Printmaking 1

AR 371 Three Dimensional Design

AR 400 Graphic Design 4 (Thesis and Packaging)

Technology Required: Nine Credits in elective courses

IS 243 Multimedia Development

IS 245 Website Design and Development

IS 443 Advanced Multimedia Design

Business Requirements: Three Credits

BU 301 Consumer Behavior

BU 390 Advertising

Co-op Requirements: Three Credits

AR 295

AR 395

AR 495