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Graphic Design Minor

The Graphic Design minor offers students across campus an opportunity to become fluent in the creative thinking and practice of the visual language of graphic design. The graphic designer’s role is often a key part of modern communication in giving visual form to a wide array of information.

Collage of colorful geometric images of a forest
Hiking Mt. Wachusett by Cynthia Schilling

The course sequence and electives offer students a strong working foundation in graphic design and enable them to develop creative skills mastering the visual literacy underlying today’s complex forms of communication in print and the internet to augment their principal areas of study.

Admission to the program requires a GPA of 2.5.

Copies of "The Giver", "1984", and "Farenheit 451"
Dystopian classics designed by Jillian McNamara

Required Courses

COMM 3180 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 cr.
COMM 3880 Typography 3 cr.

Choose 4 electives from the following courses:

COMM 2200 Typeface Design  3 cr.
COMM 2430 History of Graphic Design 3 cr.
COMM 3009 Packaging Design 3 cr.
COMM 3305 Web Design  3 cr.
COMM 3306 Web Design Basics  3 cr.
COMM 3309 Interface Design 3 cr.
COMM 3820 Intermediate Graphic Design 3 cr.
COMM 3850 Publication Design  3 cr.
COMM 3900 Image and Design  3 cr.
COMM 3940 Motion Graphic Design 3 cr. 
COMM 3950 Advanced Graphic Design  3 cr. 
COMM 3955 Motion Graphic Design II 3 cr.