The Graphic Design Minor immerses students in the indispensable and expansive field of Graphic Design. 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. This minor includes courses designed to familiarize students with graphic design principles, skills, and professional practices, as well as an Art History course intended to provide a historical and theoretical understanding of the field. Graphic Design minors may participate in the Communication Arts Department's senior show on a case-by-case basis with approval from Department Chair.
The Graphic Design minor is open to Digital Media and Fine Arts majors. Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Fashion Design, Product Design and Toy Design majors are eligible on a case-by-case basis, with approval from their respective Department Chairs, and may require course approvals and/or additional credits over 130 to complete.
|AHCS222||History of Graphic Design, Illus. & Advt. Design||3.0|
|COMD208 -or-||Communication Studio II||3.0|
|COMD300||Communication Studio III*|
|COMD229 -or-||Typography II||3.0|
|COMD319||Type and Alternative Media*||2.0|
|Graphic Design Electives||4.0|
|-or-||Graphic Design Electives*||5.0|
*Communication Arts majors only.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Communication Arts and Liberal Arts and Sciences sections of the Course Catalog.
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For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2015-16 (class of 2019):
Graphic Design Minor Academic Plan 15-16
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Graphic Design Minor Academic Plan 16-17
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Graphic Design Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Graphic Design Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Graphic Design Minor Academic Plan 19-20