Minor in Graphic Design

Program Requirements

Our Mission: 

The Graphic Design minor familiarizes students with graphic design principles, skills, professional practices and historical and theoretical understanding of the field. Students participate in critically engaged studio classes to develop their own viewpoint and practice, while creating books, posters, websites, campaigns, identities, and conceptual propositions using the considered interplay of text and image. A dynamic curriculum empowers students to creatively solve problems, propose alternatives, and work collaboratively to address the communication challenges of today.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students enrolled in Graphic Design Minor will: 

  • Articulate the relationship between their major and minor(s) and how these will help them achieve personal and professional goals. 
  • Develop and apply interdisciplinary skills, experiences, and knowledge in fields outside of their majors.
  • Develop an art/design practice that is grounded in two or more disciplines.

Course Requirements

Graphic Design Minor Required Courses: 15 credits of Graphic Design courses

This can be 5 studio courses or 4 studio courses + 1 LAS course.

Students select courses based on guidance from the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Minor Area Heads and Academic Advisors and must follow prerequisites when applicable. For the full list of courses that will count for this minor, along with recommended courses to take first, see the Minors Course Lists on the Registration page of the Dashboard (my.otis.edu). Students are advised to take minor classes in place of studio electives (or in place of one LAS elective), or for majors without electives by taking one extra class in each of 5 semesters spread out between sophomore and senior year.

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