Graphic and Information Design, Minor

Graphic design makes messages and meaning using visual form and the integration of text and image. It often has a persuasive intention and uses rules of visual composition, form, and pattern to enable storytelling or to create attention and an ambience for consideration. Information design focuses on visualizing concepts and data to enhance human understanding of complex and vital knowledge.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Any prerequisites should be taken before registering for 2000-level courses and above.

Requirements for Non–Art and Design Majors

Required Courses
ARTF 11222D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1123 )4
ARTG 1250Design Process Context and Systems4
ARTG 2250Typography 1 (with optional ARTG 2251 )4
Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Art and Design Special Topics
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing (with optional ARTF 2221 )
History of Graphic Design
Graphic Design 1
Typography 2
Time-Based Design
Graphic Design 2
Information Design 1

Requirements for Art and Design Majors

Note: This minor is not open to students pursuing the BFA in design program or any design combined major.

Required Courses
ARTG 1250Design Process Context and Systems4
ARTG 2250Typography 1 (with optional ARTG 2251 )4
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Art and Design Special Topics
Graphic Design 1
Physical Computing
Typography 2
Time-Based Design
Graphic Design 2
Identity and Brand Design
Typography 3
History of Graphic Design

GPA Requirement

2.500 GPA required in the minor