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 students majoring in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fine Arts and Toy Design. Because of their curricular requirements Fashion Design and Product Design majors will only be approved to enroll on a case-by-case basis. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with fewer than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Graphic Design minors may participate in the Communication Arts Department’s senior show on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Department Chair.
|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 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
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2020-21 (class of 2024):
Graphic Design Minor Academic Plan 20-21