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Courses for a Degree in Graphic Design

In addition to a focus on graphic design courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Graphic Design Courses:

  • Drawing
  • Drawing for Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Photography
  • Elements of Type
  • Typographic Systems
  • Design Understanding
  • Designer as Author
  • Design Social Interaction
  • Publication and Editorial
  • Design for Change
  • Portfolio
  • History of Design
  • Film Media

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology