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 (at least 54 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)
  • Concentration courses (12 credits)

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

Courses

Graphic Design & Art:

  • GD111 Introduction to Design (3)
  • GD112 Drawing for Designers (3)
  • AR118 Western Art History (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)
  • AR220 Modern Art (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.

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Schedule an appointment to meet the appropriate internship coordinator as follows:
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract and submit to your internship coordinator.
  3. The dean’s office will notify the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the internship.
  4. During the internship:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with your internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor complete the Intern Evaluation and submit to your internship coordinator.
  6. At the completion of the internship, submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word paper to the internship coordinator containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization
    • how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    • a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.