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Minor in Graphic Design
The graphic design minor consists of six core courses from the BFA in Graphic Design & Multimedia. It can be taken by any major and is especially recommended to those in Business, Education, Communication and Modern Languages. Students do not have to have a
background in art to be good visual communicators but they do have to gain skills and knowledge that will be required in new media and visual communications as the internet and information graphics expands into every field.
This is an 18 credit minor enables students to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in graphic and Web design. Upon the completion of four of the required six courses, students will be able to efficiently use desktop publishing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, in order to create successful advertising material for print. The other two courses will enable them to create functional HTML and Flash websites.
Expand Your Portfolio
Understanding of the design and execution process for print, as well as familiarity with the methods of Web development are great additions for career development in a variety of professions. Students are encouraged to discuss the opportunity to graduate with a minor in Graphic Design in parallel to their current major with their advisor or with the Chair of the department.