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  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Graphic Design Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Young Ae Kim, Graphic Design Program Coordinator
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802
605-688-4103
E-mail: SDSU.SchoolofDesign@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/school-design

Program Information
Graphic Design is a knowledge base and skill set that will enhance other degrees by introducing design thinking as a means to solve problems and design as the method to communicate those solutions. Students will also learn how to use design principles, design elements, and the basic technologies needed to begin collaborating with other designers and produce basic design works. The minor provides direction for student’s creative energy while offering them basic skill sets that may be used to achieve collaboration in work force teams. The minor will allow students majoring in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Studio Art, Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and other majors to take coursework to diversify their education and incorporate design thinking and graphic skills into their overall academic experience.

Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates with a minor in Graphic Design will:

  • Understand basic graphic design technologies.
  • Develop fluency in the formal graphic design vocabulary including: content, style, structure, and technology to create graphic design solutions
  • Apply typographic history, theory and practice to create graphic design solutions.
  • Apply user center design principles for creating design solutions.
  • Intermediate application of user centered design for creating interactive web design solutions. Includes application of intermediate web based coding.

Academic Requirements
Students may not use courses in the Graphic Design minor to complete another minor offered within the School of Design.

Course Delivery Format
Course content is delivered through hands-on studio work combined with lectures, demonstrations and critiques.

Requirements for Graphic Design Minor: 18 Credits


Select from the following


Select at least 6 credits from the following.  Credits: 6

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