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Graphic Arts

with an Information Design emphasis


Bachelor of Science

Program Length: 36 months (may be completed in as little as 30 months)

Degree Overview

Graphic Arts with an Information Design emphasis

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Arts prepares students to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communication challenges. The combination of the study of theory and a mastery of in-studio visual communication methods enables students to get messages across in print, electronic, and film media using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.

Graduates may seek employment in advertising agencies, design studios, publishing houses, or corporate communication departments in entry-level positions as a graphic designer, a production artist for a design staff, a free-lance designer, or as a junior art director.

The major objective of the Information Design emphasis is to ensure competency at complex levels of information design creation, adaption, and management; attention attraction and retention optimization; cross-medium information presentation; universal design for professional design and communication; and ethical information design.

Possible employment areas include entry-level to mid-level positions as technical and professional designers, web and mobile content developers, document managers, editors, social media creators, and entrepreneurs.

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

APP 101 Computer Fundamentals 3.5
COT 320 Professional and Technical Communication I 4.0
COT 350 Technology in Communication 4.0
COT 420 Professional and Technical Communication II 4.0
CSS 101 Psychology of Motivation 4.0
CSS 299 Professional Development 4.0
DES 103 Illustrator Basics 3.0
DES 104 Photoshop 3.0
DES 105 Page Layout Tools 3.0
DES 109 Graphic Design I 3.0
DES 113 Typography 3.0
DES 114 Print Production and Color Theory 3.0
DES 116 Color Theory 3.0
DES 209 Graphic Design II 3.0
DES 240 Information Design 3.0
DES 241 Web Design 3.0
DES 242 Logo and Identity Design 3.0
DES 243 Layout Design 3.0
DES 244 Package Design 3.0
DES 246 Flash 3.0
DES 250 Portfolio Design 3.0
DES 314 Advanced Color Theory 3.5
DES 323 Intermediate Photoshop 3.0
DES 324 Intermediate Illustrator 3.0
DES 336 Graphic Design III 3.0
DES 342 Information Design II 3.0
DES 355 Graphic Design Business Management 3.0
DES 370 Advanced Logo Design 3.0
DES 375 Advanced Package Design 3.0
DES 380 Advanced Illustrator 3.0
DES 420 Universal Design 3.0
DES 460 Advanced Photoshop 3.0
DES 470 Advanced Advertising Design II 3.0
DES 475 Digital Photography 3.0
DES 499 Design Capstone Project 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition 4.0
ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
ENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4.0
HIS 220 American Civilization 4.0
HIS 300 U.S. History Since the Civil War 4.0
MAN 210 Entrepreneurship 4.0
MAN 223 Internet Commerce 4.0
MAN 436 Selling and Sales Management 4.0
MAN 443 Organizational Design and Change 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
MKT 210 Introduction to New Media Marketing 4.0
MKT 300 Influence and Persuasion in Business 3.5
PHI 221 Introduction to Logic 4.0
PHI 310 Critical Thinking 4.0
PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4.0
SOC 220 Sociology 4.0
SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4.0
STA 322 Statistics 4.0

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Total Courses: 53Total Credits: 182.5

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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.

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