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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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Design, B.S. major

Graphic Design Emphasis

Once enrolled in the Technology, Art and Design program with an emphasis in Graphic Design, students will have the opportunity to study introductory and advanced topics in print design, advertising, branding, packaging and multi-media.  

The curriculum is presented through instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences to help students fully understand graphic design concepts and principles.  They have the opportunity to apply their understanding of graphic design theory by completing collaborative and independent projects.  Topics addressed in program coursework include layout strategies, typography, production language and technology, desktop publishing software, digital photography, color management and visual merchandising.

When these skills are coupled with our courses in exhibit design, students gain additional breadth of understanding that make them uniquely qualified for areas such as environmental graphics, wayfinding/signage, product design and packaging.

The department prides itself on its close relationship with the industry.  Many of our industry partners serve on an advisory board as well as collaborate to bring real world projects to our students.  Students create a portfolio of their applied projects to be reviewed by our industry partners.  Students gain valuable presentation/interviewing skills to prepare them for their career in graphic design.

**All Design Majors are required to pass a screening process in order to register for Junior Culmination and Senior Culmination.  The screening process will take place during the fall of the student's Junior and Senior Year.

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Required Credits: 68
Required GPA: 2.25

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

GRAPHIC DESIGN EMPHASIS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

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SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR DESIGN MAJOR, B.S. GRAPHIC DESIGN EMPHASIS

The following is a list of Design Major Courses arranged by year.  This schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion; however, these are only suggestions and this schedule is flexible.

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior