Lecturer Cheryl Mendenhall, Director
The graphic design minor provides a basic understanding and development of skills necessary for message design across various media. Topics and skill sets may include identity (logos, branding collateral material, packaging), digital (social, mobile, online media), publication (magazines, newspapers, books), and other areas of design. The minor is designed for students who wish to incorporate an interest in graphic design into their major coursework or to pursue further study in a variety of design disciplines.
Through this minor, students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of graphic design communication, demonstrate the visual and aesthetic skills needed to communicate design messages across media, apply production techniques and technologies to solve graphic design problems, create a design portfolio that includes both print and online collateral material, understand the interrelationship of graphic design to society, and develop a better understanding of graphic design in the various communication industries (advertising, journalism, public relations, publishing, etc.) The minor requires 21 credit hours, distributed as follows: