University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (GD)
The Graphic Design Minor is intended for students interested in augmenting their academic major with the physical, technological, aesthetic, and conceptual skills associated with a design discipline. Courses will include foundational emphasis on visual communications, design methodologies, image making, typography, and the production of work in both physical and digital form. Coursework may also include an introduction to communication theory, contemporary issues in communication, audience, and context, and formal research methodology. Advanced courses in the Minor Degree will apply the students’ design acumen towards practical coursework within the context of their declared major. A Minor Capstone Studio will situate students within an appropriately rigorous environment for the application of design methods.
Entrance into the graphic design minor is based on a portfolio review. The portfolio will consist of examples of visual work, an original poster design, and a statement of intent.
A grade of C or better is required of all courses required in the minor.
For a minor in Graphic Design a minimum of 21 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES: (21 credits)
GD 100 GA(3), GD 101(3), GD 102(3) (Sem: 1-2)
GD 200(3), GD 201(3) (Sem: 3-4)
GD 405(3), GD 406(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Blue Sheet Iten #: 44-04-007
Review Date: 1/12/2016