Departments of Arts and Graphic Design

Minor in Graphic Design (21 Credit Hours)

The Graphic Design minor provides students with the tools necessary to compete creatively in a professional arena. The classes taught are designed to prepare students for real world situations. Students will develop basic portfolios that meet with international Graphic Design standards. The ability to visually illustrate ideas that affect the advertising and marketing fields is a quintessential asset to have in the commercial art and communication market.

The minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours including the core of 6 GDES courses (18 credit hours) listed below and 1 course (3 credit hours) from the GDES electives list.  Please check the Graphic Design major listing for the GDES electives list.

Minor Core Requirements in Graphic Design (18 credit hours):

GDES 110

Digital Foundations


GDES 115

Color Theory


GDES 220  

Graphic Design I


GDES 221

Typography I


GDES 320  

Graphic Design II


GDES 321

Typography II


Minor Electives (3 credit hours):
Students must complete at least 1 course (3 credit hours) in consultation with their Academic Advisor from the GDES electives list at the 300-level or above.