Graphic Design
An emphasis or minor in Graphic Design Graphic design integrates diverse elements into a total message that gives power and richness to communication. Graphic design contributes to the liberal arts education of all students by providing classes in art appreciation and studio art and design, which foster appreciation and critical awareness. Students will gain essential experience in cultural, aesthetic, technical, ethical and business fields by drawing on the varied opportunities of the university.

The program offers experience in professional studio art (including design, photography, typography, technology, business and written communication) through which we emphasize studio skill, critical and analytical thinking and exposure to multiple aesthetic approaches.

All university students may take these courses in our fully equipped Mac lab, which is monitored and accessible to Digital Media and Design students 24 hours a day.

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DMD 101

Introduction to Graphic Design


DMD 202

Computer Graphics


DMD 203

Digital Imaging


DMD 215



DMD 305

Color Theory


COM 205

Communication, Media and Society


DMD 456

Digital Media & Design Portfolio


GDS 205

Photography Foundations


GDS 303

Advanced Digital Imaging


GDS 345

Desktop Publishing


GDS 370

Graphic Design History


ENG 342

English Grammar


WEB 247

Intro to Web Design



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