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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.

Program

To earn a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Multimedia, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Graphic design and art courses (54 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)
  • Concentration courses (12 credits)

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

Courses

Graphic Design & Art:

  • AR118 Western Art History (3)
  • AR220 Modern Art (3)
  • GD111 Introduction to Design (3)
  • GD112 Drawing for Designers (3)
  • GD113 Computer Graphics (3)
  • GD114 Graphic Design I (3)
  • GD212 Illustration for Designers (3)
  • GD213 Designing with Type (3)
  • GD220 Digital Photography (3)
  • GD226 Video & Sound Editing I (3)
  • GD322 Web Design I (3)
  • GD327 2D Animation I (3)
  • GD328 3D Animation I (3)
  • GD422 Web Design II (3)
  • GD428 3D Animation II (3)
  • GD429 Internship (3–4)
  • GD430 Professional Practices (3)
  • GD/MM440, 441 Special Topics I, II (3–6)

Graphic Design & Art Electives:

  • GD/MM445 Advanced Studio I (3)
  • GC/MM446 Advanced Studio II (3)

Graphic Design Concentration:

  • GD214 Graphic Design II (3)
  • GD225 Packaging & Pattern Design (3)
  • GD314 Graphic Design III (3)
  • GD324 Editorial Design & Book Illustration (3)

Multimedia Concentration:

  • MM214 Multimedia & 2D Interactivity (3)
  • MM314 Game Design & 3D Interactivity I (3)
  • MM326 Video & Sound Editing II (3)
  • MM429 3D Animation III (3)

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 minor in graphic design requires 18 credits and delivers knowledge and hands-on experience in graphic and Web design.

Program

To earn a minor in graphic design, you must successfully complete:

  • GD113 Computer Graphics (3)
  • GD114 Graphic Design I (3)
  • GD214 Graphic Design II (3)
  • GD322 Web Design I (3)
  • GD324 Editorial Design & Book Illustration (3)
  • GD422 Web Design II (3)

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

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