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Graphic Design & Multimedia

Immerse yourself in your passion for art and your desire for hands-on experiences when you pursue a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Georgian Court University.

This creative program blends hands-on practice and a thorough understanding of the skills and concepts used in graphic design and multimedia. You’ll emerge as an effective, cutting-edge designer for print and electronic media. You’ll team up with others and cultivate communal learning during some aspects of the program while focusing on individual skills in others.

You’ll take 24 credits of foundation courses for the first two years, then 30 credits of advanced courses your final two years. As part of the program, you will complete a 12-credit concentration in either graphic design or multimedia.

With a broad base of service learning and internship opportunities, the program gives you a well-rounded background to launch a thriving creative career.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

The B.F.A. in Graphic Design & Multimedia builds upon 24 credits of foundation courses for the first two years. Students will take 30 credits of advanced courses in their junior and senior years and select a 12-credit concentration in either graphic design or multimedia. In consultation with an advisor, each student will select 6 credits of electives in their areas of interest. To graduate from this major, students will need a total of 72 credits.

Foundation Courses 1
GD111Introduction to Design3
GD112Drawing for Designers3
AR228European & U.S. Art3
GD113Computer Graphics3
GD114Graphic Design I3
GD212Illustration for Designers3
GD213Designing with Type3
GD220Digital Photography3
Advanced Courses 1
GD226Video & Sound Editing I3
GD322Web Design I3
GD3272D Animation I3
GD3283D Animation I3
AR220Modern Art3
GD422Web Design II3
GD4283D Animation II3
GD429Internship3
GD430Professional Practices3
Select one of the following:3
GD/MM440
Special Topics I
GD/MM441
Special Topics II
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:12
Graphic Design
Multimedia
Electives
GD/MM445Advanced Studio I3
GD/MM446Advanced Studio II3
Total Credits72
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Required by all

Graphic Design Concentration

GD214Graphic Design II3
GD225Packaging & Pattern Design3
GD314Graphic Design III3
GD324Editorial Design & Book Illustration3
Total Credits12

Multimedia Concentration

MM214Mixed Realities & Interactivity3
MM314Game Design & 3D Interactivity I3
MM326Video & Sound Editing II3
MM4293D Animation III3
Total Credits12


For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Create digital and print masterpieces with a minor in graphic design from GCU. You’ll learn about the theories of visual design and applicable technologies as you refine your own artistic skill set.

The graphic design minor consists of six core courses from the B.F.A. in Graphic Design & Multimedia. It can be taken by any major. This is an 18-credit minor that enables students to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in graphic and web design.

Minor Sequence

GD113Computer Graphics3
GD114Graphic Design I3
GD214Graphic Design II3
GD322Web Design I3
GD324Editorial Design & Book Illustration3
GD422Web Design II3
Total Credits18



For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

  1. Before you begin your internship, schedule an appointment at georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200 to meet with Theodora Sergiou, Internship and Student Development Coordinator for the School of Business and Digital Media (SBDM).
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using CareerLink.
    • Go to georgian.edu/careerlink.
    • Select “I am a Student.” If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a Careerlink password. If you have already set up a CareerLink profile, sign in using your GCU username and the CareerLink password you created for this account (not your GCU password).
    • Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online. Once approved, you will receive e-mail confirmation.
  3. Students register for the internship course by first requesting permission from Professor Sergiou in Self-Service, and then going back into Self-Service and completing registration.
    • Business majors will register for BU351.
    • Digital communication majors will register for CM405.
    • Graphic Design and Multimedia majors will register for GD429.
  4. During the internship, you should maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. Toward the end of your internship and at least two weeks before the end of the semester, go back into CareerLink to submit the Internship Evaluation Form online.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise;
    • a job description;
    • an explanation of how you achieved your learning objectives; and
    • and a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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