The graphic design program offers individualized instruction and hands-on learning opportunities that allow students to mature artistically and become skilled visual storytellers. The program’s curriculum provides a solid understanding of traditional design concepts, current computer skills, typography, corporate branding, and advertising strategy, which prepares students to create effective print and interactive design projects that impact their audience in a powerful and memorable way.

Major in Graphic Design
Students majoring in graphic design are required to complete 61-63 credit hours, which include 27 hours of core arts curriculum and 34-36 hours of courses focused on subjects including design concepts, typography and portfolio development. All majors are strongly encouraged to complete an internship.

Minor in Graphic Design
The graphic design minor provides the skill set needed in visual communication and the tools to contribute and work with information/marketing campaigns and creative professionals. Areas of study within the minor may include corporate design/branding, editorial design, advertising, book design, package design, digital media packaging, wayfinding/information design, and web design. Students minoring in graphic design are required to complete 21 credit hours.

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Graphic Design Major – 61-63 credit hours

Core Curriculum – 27 hours

Required Majors Courses

Electives – 6 credit hours chosen from the following:


Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

Contact Information
Beth Mulvaney
Head, Art Department
107-2 Gaddy-Hamrick
(919) 760-8332
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