Curriculum in Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program in the School of Industrial and Graphic Design prepares students to practice visual communication in a competitive global environment. Graphic Design students follow a curriculum that provides variety and depth in all aspects of the field, supported by Fine Arts electives. Varied career opportunities range from the development of strategies to implement large-scale communications campaigns, to the design of effective communication products such as magazines, logo and identity development, interactive media, web design, packaging, exhibitions, illustration, and environmental graphics. Graphic design students have excellent opportunities for internship and cooperative education experiences as a result of well established relationships with regional, national and international companies and firms. 

Curriculum in Graphic Design

Please see CADC advisors in the Office of Student Services for the most current 2012-2013 GDES curriculum model.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
GDES 1110 Foundation Drawing4Core Science I4
GDES 1210 Foundation Design I4GDES 1220 Foundation Design II4
ARTS 2100 Foundations of Art History I3ARTS 2150 Foundations of Art History II3
 14 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature I (Humanities)3Core Literature 3
Core History (Social Science)3Core Social Science3
GDES 2210 Graphic Processes4GDES 2230 Introduction to Graphic Design4
GDES 2220 Typographics I4Art History/Art/Design Elective3
3000-Level Art History3Art History/Art/Design Elective3
 17 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Math3-4Social Science3
Core Science with lab 4GDES 3210 Photo Design*4
GDES 3240 Interactive Media4GDES 4240 Graphic Design I4
GDES 3710 Graphic Design History4Art History/Art/Design Elective3
 Art History/Art/Design Elective3
 15-16 17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Social Science3Core Humanities (Philosophy)3
Core Fine Arts (Humanities)3Graphic Design Electives4
GDES 4250 Graphic Design II4GDES 4991 Research, Writing and Presentation1
Graphic Design Electives4GDES 4990 Senior Project for Graphic Des5
Elective 3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 17 13
Total Hours: 123-124

See advisor for approved course listing.


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