Program Requirements

Hours: 69 - 72

Major Courses -  31-34 hours

GRD 104Digital Literacy I (1)

GRD 105Digital Literacy II (1)

GRD 207Digital Literacy III (1)

GRD 250Typography I (3)

GRD 255Graphic Form (3)

GRD 270Web Design (3)

GRD 350Hand to Pixel (3)

GRD 353Typography II (3)

GRD 355Information Graphics (3)

GRD 356Brand Identity Design (3)

GRD 400Senior Design Seminar (1)

GRD 455Graphic Design 5: Systems Practicum (3)

GRD 456Senior Degree Project (3)

GRD 396Co-Op:Parallel (PT) (1-3) EXP


CED 394Cooperative Education (0) EXP

Cognate Courses – 34 hours

ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A

ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) A/CAM

ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) A/CAM

ART 103Foundation of Visual Thinking (3) A/CAM

ART 106Foundation 3-D Visual Communication (3) A/CAM

ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)

ART 127World Art:Caves to Temples The Magical and Spiritual (3) CAM

ART 129World Art:Cathedrals to Palaces Heroic Talent and Ambitious Donors (3) CAM

ART 230Art History: Design (3) A/CAM

ART 280Principles of Animation (3) A

ART 281Digital Photography I (3) A/CAM

ART 301Figure Drawing (3) A


ART 362Printmaking Workshop:Methods Survey (3) A/CAM

or an Advisor Approved Course

Choose one Art History elective - 3 hours

Also required:

PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) P

CED 220Foundations of Professionalism (1)

Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the graphic design major will be able to:

  • demonstrate creative and technical abilities in drawing and design and a breadth of appreciation and knowledge in visual arts.
  • apply skills and knowledge in a studio area of concentration with an original creative concept brought into visual form with effective presentation.
  • define and integrate an understanding of the roles artists and designers have in today’s world.