Minor in Graphic Design
This new state-supported program was recommended by the Academic Senate on April 6, 2018 and concurred by the President on April 10, 2018.
Minors in the School of Art
The School of Art offers minors in Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture/4D.
Declaring the Minor
The minor must be successfully declared in order to register for upper division courses. Students must meet with a School of Art Advisor to determine if the minor can be completed within timely graduation units.
Students must also meet minimum GPA requirements (3.0 GPA in their declared major, 2.0 GPA overall), and have completed lower division courses in the minor with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Alternative admission requirements may apply during times when the School of Art is impacted.
For School of Art Majors pursuing a minor offered by the School of Art, some units may be double-counted toward both the major and the minor; however, 9 units of coursework must be unique to the minor, and cannot be double-counted for the major.
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in courses required for the minor in order to graduate with the minor.
The Minor in Graphic Design
The Graphic Design minor is open to students in all majors except the BFA in Art – Option in Graphic Design. Students must own a laptop computer that complies with the Graphic Design program’s 2004 Laptop Initiative. (See School website for current hardware and software specifications.)
Requirements (21 units)
Take 6 units from the following options:
ART 130. Foundation Two-Dimensional (3) Prerequisites: None
DESN 120A. Fundamentals of Design (3) Prerequisites: None
And take either:
ART 181. Foundation Drawing (3) Prerequisites: None
DESN 132A. Perspective and Rendering Systems (3) Prerequisites: None
Take the following (3 units):
ART 223. Introduction to Typography (3)
Prerequisite: For Art majors: ART 130, ART 181. For Design majors: DESN 120A and DESN 132A.
Take the following (9 units):
ART 318. Type II: Intermediate Typography (3)
ART 321. Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
Prerequisites: For Art majors: ART 130, ART 131, ART 181, ART 184, ART 223; ART 132, ART 241, ART 270, or ART 287; AH 111A, AH 111B. For Design majors: ART 223; DESN 120A, DESN 120B, DESN 132BA, DESN 132B; AH 111A, AH 111B.
ART 327 Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design (3) Prerequisites: ART 223, ART 318, ART 321.
Take one of the following (3 units):
Prerequisites: For Art Majors: ART 130, ART 131, ART 181, ART 184, ART 223; ART
132, ART 241, ART 270 or ART 287; AH 111A, AH 111B or consent of instructor. For
Design Majors: DESN 120A, DESN 132A, and ART 223.
ART 331 Advertising I: Introduction to Concept Development (3)
Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, ART 181, ART 184, ART 223, ART 318, ART 321; ART 132, ART 241, ART 270, or ART 287; AH 111A, 111B.
ART 365 Media Design: Motion Graphics (3) Prerequisites: ART 223, ART 321; or consent of instructor.
ART 366 Media Design: User-Centered Design (3) Prerequisites: ART 223, ART 321; or consent of instructor.
EFFECTIVE: FALL 2019
Campus Code: ART_UM06U1 College: 55