Click below to view the courses and curriculum for our undergraduate Graphic Design program.
Bachelor of Graphic Design Courses
The Core Sequence
For three consecutive semesters in the sophomore and junior years, students take one core studio (6 credits) plus a co-requisite typography studio (3 credits). This series of scaffolded courses prepares students for upper-level advanced studios in the areas of branding, interaction, and service design, as well as other systems-based design areas.
- GD 201 Design, Context, and Experience (6 credits – Core Studio)
- GD 217 Typography and Technology (3 credits – Co-Requisite)
- GD 202 Designing for Settings, People, and Use (6 credits – Core Studio)
- GD 317 Typographic Language, Writing, and Reading (3 credits – Co-Requisite)
- GD 301 Branding, Interaction, and Service Design (6 credits – Core Studio)
- GD 417 Information and Publishing Design Systems (3 credits – Co-Requisite)
Advanced Graphic Design Studios
Beginning in the spring semester of the junior year, students take up to three GD400 topical and interdisciplinary studios that address advanced visual communication problems. Advanced studios challenge students to create comprehensive systems of artifacts and interfaces that demonstrate student knowledge of branding, interaction design, service design, and user experience design, expressed in a range of physical and digital media.
Graphic Design Practicum Studio
GD401 is taken in the fall semester of the senior year, with emphasis on the transition from college to career. In preparation for professional practice, each student launches or updates a portfolio website and prepares a résumé.
Image and Tech Tinkering (GD210), Graphic Design History (GD203), Graphic Design Theory and Practice (GD303), plus Design Electives that focus on topics pertinent to industry, which students select based on individual interest.
Bachelor of Graphic Design Curriculum
The following sample curricular display shows the graphic design and general courses necessary to complete the Bachelor of Graphic Design degree within four years. Students can take general courses in a different order than shown, as well as during summer sessions.
- Bachelor Graphic Design: Eight Semester Display
- Bachelor of Graphic Design: Degree Audit (perform the following steps after clicking this link)
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