Minor in Design

About

The Design Minor is a great asset, no matter what you choose to major in. In the minor, you’ll learn how to present your ideas visually as you develop drawing skills. You’ll get hands-on experience as you practice working with images and text together to create and share messages. In addition, you’ll learn how to use digital tools like the Adobe Creative Cloud apps.

After you’ve finished the required courses, you’ll choose from a wide array of electives. Learn how to take great photos, study the history of design, practice typography, get an introduction to sound design or start learning how to design and build a website.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Design Minor

A minor in design will provide students with a foundation in the creative, conceptual and technical skills necessary to understand and participate in the design needs of future professional practice. This minor supports endeavors in design for print and web, and mobile devices, including effective use of design thinking, process and techniques.

Grade Requirements: in order to graduate, students majoring or minoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.

Required Courses
DESN 100DRAWING FOR COMMUNICATION5
DESN 200VISUAL THINKING5
DESN 216DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS4
Electives–choose from the following list 12
TYPOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF DESIGN
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN 1
DIGITAL SOUND
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 1
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 2
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN 2
PRODUCTION DESIGN
WEB DESIGN 1
WEB DESIGN 2
Total Credits26

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