Minor in Graphic Design

About the Minor

The Graphic Design minor features individualized investigation of medium, content, context, and technology. It emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reasoning, written and oral communication skills, integrity, and ethics while instructing technology as a tool. 

The minor offers coursework focusing on the connection between graphic design and technology with instruction in digital design tools, composition, corporate identity, typography, publication design, and photography. Recommended electives include Computer Imaging 2, Web Graphics I, Drawing, and Design History.

The Graphic Design minor is available to all Drexel University students and requires the completion of seven courses for a minimum of 24.0 credits. The Graphic Design minor takes 2+ years to complete.

Program Requirements

Select one VSST course *3.0
Introduction to Art & Design
Design II
Introduction to Design for Media
Design II for Media
PHTO 110Photography3.0
VSCM 230Visual Communication I4.0
VSCM 231Visual Communication II4.0
VSCM 232Visual Communication III4.0
VSCM 240Typography I3.0
WEST 100Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
Recommended Electives: *
Computer Imaging II
Web Graphics I
Typography II
Visual Communication IV
Graphic Design: 20th Century and Beyond
Total Credits24.0

Westphal students and others who have taken VSST 102, VSST 107 or VSST 109 should complete a recommended elective.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Additional Information

For more information, contact program director Bill Rees

Please note, that a meeting with Bill Rees, the Graphic Design Program Director, is required before enrolling in the Graphic Design minor.

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