Graphic Design

Graphic design focuses on creating art for a purpose such as an advertisement or company logo.

For this major you’ll take lots of graphic design classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in graphic design.

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
Design Major Sydney S.

“I am a freshman in college currently, and I am majoring in design. I chose design because I’ve always known that that was something that I wanted to do. I wasn’t really sure exactly where I stood as a designer if I wanted to do interior design or set design or costume design. I just knew that design was where I needed to be.”

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