Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts

REQUIRED MAJOR HOURS 54
REQUIRED MINOR HOURS NONE
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 54
PRESCRIBED COURSES ATTAINABLE IN GEN ED: NONE

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Graphic Design will:

  1. demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of visual communication;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundations of Design and Communication;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical foundations of Communication; and
  4. demonstrate adequate entry-level professional skills in graphic design.

Program Requirements

Required Major Courses (51 hours)

COMM 220Digital Media Convergence

3

COMM 255Photography

3

COMM 310Digital Media Writing

3

COMM 320Media Operations and Management

3

COMM 370Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

COMM 375Layout and Design

3

COMM 380Communication Theory

3

COMM 451Imaging Technologies

3

COMM 470Advanced Computer Graphics

3

COMM 472Web Publishing

3

COMM 475Color and Typography

3

COMM 479Graphic Design Portfolio

3

COMM 480Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Media

3

COMM 491Internship I

3

ARTS 200Two Dimensional Design

3

MRKT 302Consumer Behavior

3

MRKT 304Advertising and Promotion

3

Total Credit Hours:51

Elective Courses (3 hours)

Choose one course from the following list.
ARTS 210Drawing I

3

ARTS 260Painting I

3

ARTS 220Three-Dimensional Design - Design II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 54

NOTE: HONR 400 and/or HONR 401 may be used to fulfill three hours of the degree requirement.

Additional Requirements for Transfer Majors

None.