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Hand-On Learning, Practical Skills

You will learn to use software and tools required of professions in the field.

Minor in Art: Graphic Design

Offered by: Art

The Minor in Art: Graphic Design is specifically designed for Communication majors to provide a concept-based curriculum that complements your communication coursework. Through specific studio art courses taught by Art faculty members, you will develop skills and knowledge to enhance your Communication degree.

This minor provides a solid background to support your interest in communication and informational graphic design. You will focus on ways to give visual form to ideas and concepts, and bring order and clarity to information.

Why Choose a Minor In Art: Graphic Design?

The Minor in Art: Graphic Design provides a solid foundation to support an interest in communication and informational graphic design. The primary emphasis on the artistic development of concepts in the minor will provide you the opportunity to enhance your potential career choices in occupations where artistic as well as technical, graphic design capabilities are valued.

What Will You Learn?

You will focus on giving visual form to ideas and concepts, and bringing order and clarity to information. You will also become skilled in the software used by graphic designers, specifically programs that focus on page layout, image creation, image manipulation, and motion-based graphic design.

Emphasizing the artistic development of concepts, the minor gives Communication majors the opportunity to enhance potential career choices, especially those where artistic, technical, and design capabilities are valued.

Careers In Graphic Design

This minor gives Communication majors an extensive range of opportunities in design-related careers, including advertising, marketing, and graphic design.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
  • Martha Gault Art Society
  • Potter's Guild