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Graphic & Digital Design

Prior to selecting a major in Graphic and Digital Design, students should consult with their advisor and the chair of Art and Art History program. All students who decide to major in Graphic and Digital Design should officially elect a faculty member from the department as their formal advisor and consult with that faculty member prior to course registration each semester.

This major is appropriate for students seeking a career in graphic design, web development, art direction, and multimedia artists. It is also appropriate for students planning to pursue graduate studies in these areas to consider a second major in art history or fine arts.

Please note that ARTZ 111 Foundations of Studio and Design is offered in the fall semester only.  ARTZ 496 Apex Studio is to be taken in the spring semester of the year the student graduates.

The graphic and digital design major requires a minimum of 42 credit hours.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

ARTZ 111: Foundations of Studio Design
ARTZ 211: Digital Foundations
ARTZ 123: Drawing I
ARTH 152: Art History 1400-present
COMM 231: Integrated Brand Management
ARTZ 267: Digital Photography I
ARTZ 325: Graphic Design: Form and Content
ARTZ 326: Graphic Design: Audience and Format
ARTZ 327: Graphic Design: Integrated Practice
ARTZ 364 Commercial Photography
ARTZ 397; 398; 497; 498 Internship
ARTZ 303: Praxis Studio
ARTZ 496: Apex Studio

Choose one from the following:

COMM 386: Web Communication
COMM 380: Data Visualization

Courses used as electives for one art or art history major or minor may not also satisfy requirements for another art or art history major or minor. Students are required to complete a “Permission to Register for Special Coursework’ form to enroll in ARTZ 496 Apex Studio.