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School of Communication & Performing Arts

Graphic Design

Graphic designers create visual language by hand or using digital tools to communicate concepts that inspire, inform or persuade audiences. Graphic designers develop layouts and production design for an array of purposes including those in the fields of advertising, marketing, public relations, interaction design, user-experience and mobile and desktop publishing, among others. Graphic design students, apart from understanding the theoretical and historical importance of visual communication, learn how to use a wide range of media and tools including both two and three-dimensional illustration, typography, photography and animation.


Graphic Design Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) Semester Hours (Six (6) of which must be upper level:
OMM 2308 Digital Design and Production
COMM 2309 Graphic Design
COMM 2318 Digital Photography
COMM 3355 Advanced Graphic Design

Six (6) Semester Hours from the following:
COMM 2306 Social Media Communication
COMM 2311 Video Production
COMM 2339 Mass Media Writing
COMM 3303 Photojournalism
COMM 3306 Writing for Digital Media
COMM 3318 Advanced Digital Photography