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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
GD430Professional Practices3
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics I
Special Topics II
Select one of the following concentrations:12
Graphic Design
GD/MM445Advanced Studio I3
GD/MM446Advanced Studio II3
Total Credits72

Required by all

Graphic Design Concentration

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

Multimedia Concentration

MM214Multimedia & 2D 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.

In addition to our rigorous academic program, we also emphasize career and professional development through experiential learning. All students within the School of Business & Digital Media are required to complete an internship. Specifically, in Graphic Design and Multimedia, recent students from our program have interned with:

  • Georgian Court University – Athletic Department
  • Jersey Mikes Corporation
  • Platinum Supplies
  • Punky Bruiser Cosplay
  • Smashing Graphics Game Studios

Click here for the procedure for registration and completion of an internship.

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