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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.

The B.F.A in Graphic Design and Multimedia program introduces students to contemporary communication design problems and issues and teaches them to prepare formal designs using form and function literacy and advanced visual problem solving. The graphic design and multimedia program also enables students to explore their creativity and become aware of the social impact and importance of design. Students will study strategies of conceptual problem solving, branding, marketing, video production and editing, animation, web design, interactivity, and game development through a robust practical curriculum. By the end of their undergraduate studies, our students are thoroughly prepared to pursue any design-related vocation or graduate level education.

With advanced hands-on practice and a thorough understanding of the latest skills and concepts used in graphic design and multimedia, this program enables students to become effective designers in print and electronic media. Students engage in project-based learning and use type, images, and sequential projects for print, web, video, interactive media, or motion graphics. As part of their cycle of courses, they learn how to create 2D and 3D animations, computer games, and HTML and websites. They use collaborative team building to foster communal learning, and through a variety of service learning and internship opportunities, they bridge classroom and professional practices.

Minimum GPA Requirement

To be able to continue in the B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Multimedia program, native students must obtain a major GPA of 3.0 or above upon the completion of the first 24 credits of the program’s foundation courses. For transfer students to this B.F.A. program, a major GPA of 3.0 or above must be attained after the first 12 credits taken at GCU from among the foundation or advanced courses required in the program.

Students who do not meet the minimum major GPA requirement for the B.F.A. program will be encouraged to transfer their credits to the B.A. in Digital Design program.

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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