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Graphic Design Minor

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education
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  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Required credits in this minor: 21
The graphic design minor is intended for students with a desire to enhance their academic major with the skills associated with graphic design. Courses will include an emphasis on visual communication, graphic applications, design, and branding fundamentals.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Minor Requirements
Graphic Design Core
Take 6 or more course(s) totaling 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1030 - Multimedia Applications (3.0 cr)
· SE 2400 - Software Engineering Approach to Human Computer Interaction (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3537 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3230 - Digital Marketing (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3700 - Branding & Design (3.0 cr)
Graphic Design Electives
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1152 - Drawing and Design [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1252 - Painting and Design [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· CA 1040 - Web Site Development (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ITM 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SE 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Online
The online graphic design minor has the same curriculum as the on-campus program.
 
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CA 1030 - Multimedia Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing advanced graphics, animation, and audio/video materials for personal/professional presentations.
SE 2400 - Software Engineering Approach to Human Computer Interaction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Topics relating to designing/evaluating user interfaces. Psychological background needed to understand people.
COMM 3537 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Summer Even Year
Visual delivery of end-products in professional communication. Classical/contemporary theories of visual delivery. Designing visual delivery to reflect personal philosophy of communication. Integrating visual delivery system with text to meet professional/client standards.
COMM 4802 - Publication Design and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Applying project management principles to manage publication from concept to final product. Design principles, desktop publishing software, audience analysis, usability testing, production. Using table presentations to communicate process, final product to clients/guests.
MKTG 3230 - Digital Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Value of incorporating digital and interactive marketing of goods/services. Strategies for using Internet to leverage marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion) to meet marketing objectives. prereq: 3300
MKTG 3700 - Branding & Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Branding and building of brand equity. Brand differentiation, brand leveraging, and managing a brand in competitive global environment. Design and production of logo identity and branding elements. prereq: 3250, 3300, MGMT 3200
ART 1152 - Drawing and Design (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces foundations of drawing/design. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.
ART 1252 - Painting and Design (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces foundations of color (painting) and design. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.
CA 1040 - Web Site Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Web site design. current HTML, scripting, graphics, Web services, user interface design.
COMM 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topic related to student's major, not covered in regularly offered courses. prereq: Jr or instructor consent
ITM 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic related to student's major, not covered in regularly offered courses. prereq: Jr, instructor consent
MKTG 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses. prereq: Jr, instructor consent
SE 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses. prereq: Jr, instructor consent