About the Major

Graphic fundamentals students learn strong foundational coursework, emphasizing typography and design principles needed to enter the field. Students benefit from instructors who are working professionals, with hands-on experience in the fundamentals of typography and design principles. Students learn the most current industry software to create projects for the real world.

The Graphic Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement is intended to build a design foundation that can be used to expand a student's current or future career options outside the graphic design field. The certificate can be supplemented with elective courses to gain intermediate and specialized skills.

DSGN Update

The graphic design classes have new names and numbers. Please take a moment to revise your education plan to reflect these updates.

Degree Requirements

Semester One

100 Basic Graphic Design
106 Typography
118 Graphic Design History
125 Digital Media


DSGN 100
Introduction to Graphic Design

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design.

DSGN 102
Digital Media I

Students explore the tools and principles used in the creation of digital media.

DSGN 104
Graphic Design History

Learn important design movements in the context of diverse cultural and historical perspectives.

DSGN 106
Typography I

Learn foundational type skills and apply them to solve typographic problems.

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