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A project by graphic design student Dana Dang.

Minor in Graphic Design

The 16-credit hour minor in graphic design provides a specialization in the field of graphic design offered by the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts.

Applications are currently closed for the Graphic Design minor. Applications will be posted in early fall and due mid-October. More information to come. 

Application review does not guarantee admission. Spots are limited.

Email Jill Honeycutt at for questions regarding the minor program.


Three (3) Required Courses; Seven (7) Credit Hours

ARTS 104Intro to Graphic Design1
ARTS 303Graphic Design I3
ARTS 304Graphic Design II 3

Three (3) Elective Courses; Nine (9) Credit Hours

ARTS 103Design I3
ARTS 210Intro to Digital Photography3
ARTS 342History of Graphic Design3
ARTS 353Color Theory3
VIST 374Multimedia Design and Development3
ARTS 403Graphic Design III *Currently only offered in the spring semester3
VIST 474Designing for the Web *Currently only offered in the fall semester3

Must make a grade of C or better in each course.


The student’s home college/school/department may grant, with agreement from the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts, transfer credit of no more than six credit hours. Transfer credit will not be accepted for any 300 or 400 level courses. To be awarded the minor in graphic design and receive transcript recognition, students must maintain a “C” average or better in all courses completed as part of the minor in graphic design.

Additional Portfolio information: A portfolio with 10–15 works is required. A URL must be submitted with the application — this can be a website and/or a collection of images (via Google and/or Dropbox). Your portfolio may include fine art, graphic design work, photography, and/or any other medium of artistic works. Previous artworks are acceptable.


Students wishing to declare a minor in graphic design should consult with advisers in their home college/school/department. Advising will be done by student’s primary advisers.

Email Program Director Jill Honeycutt at with your completed application and/or questions about the minor in graphic design.