Graphic Design

Departmental Core (24 credits)

Graphic Design Major (24 semester hours)


Fundamentals of Drawing
COM-106Writing for Communication Professions3
Publication Design3

COM 361
Graphic Imaging for Multimedia
COM-263History and Principles of Graphic Design3
COM-360Advanced Publication Design (COM 212)
COM-366Project Management in Graphic Design (COM 262 or COM 361; and COM 360)
COM-462Advanced Graphic Design and Portfolio (COM 366)3
Recommended courses:
ART-120Art and Society 
ART-204Fundamentals of Painting (ART 103) 
ART-230Three-Dimensional Design 
ART-304Drawing II (ART 103) 
ART-305Intermediate Painting A-B-C (ART 204)
COM-261Multimedia Production I: Interactive Design 
COM-2653D Graphic Animation
COM-363Converging Media
COM-364Multimedia Production II: Web Design (COM 261)
COM-365Graphic Animation (COM 262 or COM 361) 
COM-460Multimedia Production III: Advanced Interactive Design (COM 364)

Note: Students may not carry a double major within the department. Communication and journalism majors may declare only one minor in the department. No more than two courses may be used to meet the requirements for both a major and a minor in the department.

If a student receives a grade lower than “C” in a course required in a major or minor in the department, the student must repeat the course. Credit will only be awarded once for a course that is repeated. The student must also repeat the course before enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite.

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