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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, BA

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Graphic Design is a creative and inspiring process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas and information visually from client to audience.  Rooted in traditional art and design foundations, the focus of the Graphic Design curriculum is to educate and inform students of the impact design can make through the exploration of diverse problem-solving methodologies, innovative investigations, and creative research in all forms of visual communication.  Through their studio work, Graphic Design majors will address issues stressing social and cultural awareness, integration of new technology, and sustainable practices while being prepared to enter into the evolving creative industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of visual problem solving and critical thinking;
  • Develop knowledge of graphic design history and apply this knowledge to printed, interactive, and three-dimensional design works;
  • Practice creative problem solving in a client-based environment.


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. University Core Curriculum Programs  
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Required Courses
  4. University Electives
  5. Foreign Language Requirements


  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

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