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Major in Graphic Design

By creating an avenue for students to learn to creatively and effectively communicate in visual medium, a major in graphic design prepares students for professional fields in illustration, advertising, marketing, public affairs and media-based careers. Intended for students who wish to enter into a graphic design profession after graduation, the major in graphic design provides the educational framework, experiential training—evidenced through a full portfolio—and professional preparedness necessary to compete in today's market.

The graphic design major consists of: 

The Art Core Curriculum
ART 216
ART 225
ART 316
ART 326
ART 416
ART 426

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in graphic design must achieve acceptance into the BFA program and fulfill all of the above criteria, plus take ART 235 and four additional courses at the 300/400-level. These additional upper-level studios may be selected from the list of graphic design electives, or from another area of concentration within the department.

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