Art & Digital Media Department

Graphic Design

B.S. Digital Media, Concentration, Graphic Design or
Graphic Design Minor

Art and Digital Design Department

The B.S. in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. It combines courses in digital media with a balanced curriculum of art studio, art history and liberal arts.

To focus their studies, students select one of three major concentrations:

  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Digital Arts

In addition to being offered as a concentration, Graphic Design is also offered as a Minor.

Course requirements for B.S. Digital Media, Concentration, Graphic Design

Art Foundation Requirements 27 cr

ART 101 Fundamentals of Art & Design 3 cr

ART 110 Basic Drawing 3 cr

ART 201 3D Design 3 cr

ART 231 Introduction to Digital Media 3 cr

ART 160 History of Western Art I 3 cr

ART 180 History of Western Art II 3 cr

ART XXX 200 level or above Art History 3 cr

ART 477 Capping Course 3 cr

ART 478 Senior Thesis: Portfolio 3 cr

Digital Media Foundation 12 credits

 ART 211 Digital Layout & Design 3 cr

ART 235 Digital Animation I 3 cr

ART 320 Digital Photography I 3 cr

 ART 323 Designing for the Web 3 cr

Graphic Design Concentration (choose 5 courses) 15 credits

ART 215 Graphic Design I: Typography and Design 3 cr

ART 315 Graphic Design II: Publication and Design 3 cr

ART 415 Graphic Design III: Advanced Typography 3 cr

ART 326 Digital Illustration 3 cr

ART 321 Digital Painting 3 cr

ART 322 Multimedia Authoring 3 cr

ART 420 Digital Photography II 3 cr

Total Credit Requirement in Digital Media 54 cr

Course Requirements in Related Fields

Students must take an additional fifteen credits in art electives, related field* electives (i.e., multimedia-related courses in Communication or Information Technology), and/or in a Professional Internship* or any combination of the three.

Total Credit Requirement for a Major in Digital Media: Graphic Design 69 cr

*Internships and related field requirements must be approved by the department.

Core/Liberal Studies Requirements

FYS 101 First Year Seminar 4 cr

ENG 120 Writing for College 3 cr

PHIL 101 Philosophical Perspectives 3 cr

Ethics, Applied Ethics, or Religious Studies 3 cr

Fine Arts 0 cr (fulfilled by major field req.)

History 3 cr

Literature 3 cr

Mathematics 3 cr

Natural Science 3 cr

Social Science 3 cr

Pathway* 12 credits

Courses addressing an interdisciplinary topic.

Total Core/Liberal Studies Requirement 40 cr

Electives 11 credits

Total Credit Requirement for Graduation 120 cr

* Breadth and Pathway courses may overlap, but all students must take a total of 36 distribution credits (including related field requirements). Students majoring in

Minor in Graphic Design 

Course requirements for a Minor in Graphic Design

ART 101 Fundamentals of Art and Design I

ART 231 Introduction to Digital Media

ART 211 Digital Layout and Design

ART 215 Graphic Design I: Typography and Design

ART 315 Graphic Design II: Publication Design

Choose one [1] of the following courses: 3 credits

ART 320 Digital Photography I

ART 322 Multimedia Authoring

ART 323 Design for the Web

ART 326 Digital Illustration

Total Credit Requirement for a Minor in Graphic Design 18 cr