Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Graphic Design

Minor in Graphic Design
Program Code:
5765 Graphic Design
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Graphic Design

The Minor in Graphic Design, which is administered by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, offers students the opportunity to have introductory exposure to concepts, vocabulary, and methods of the discipline of graphic design without requiring the intensive, immersive upper-level studies associated with concentrating in the field as a major.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University with the exception of those in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Requirements for the Minor in Graphic Design

Students must complete 15 credits from all of the following courses:
GD 200 History of Graphic Design 3
GD 160 Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods 3
GD 260 Concepts of Graphic Design 3
STA 110 Drawing I 3
STA 113 Color and Design 3