Graphic Design, Minor

Program Code: GDSGN_UMNR

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.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 21

Requirements for the Minor

For a minor in Graphic Design a minimum of 21 credits is required.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
GD 100Introduction to Graphic Design Keystone/General Education Course3
GD 101Design Foundation I3
GD 102Design Foundation 23
GD 200Graphic Design Studio I3
GD 201Typography 13
GD 405Minor Advanced Studio3
GD 406Minor Capstone Studio3

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Erica Quinn
Stuckeman School Undergraduate Academic Adviser
127 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802


University Park

30 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802