Minor in Graphic Design

A minor in Graphic Design provides students with a foundational understanding of design thinking methodology along with a general understanding of typography, color theory and concept development.

Students receive hands-on technical training with Adobe software in order to perform computer-based forms of graphic design, video editing and basic animation. Graphic Design is a valuable addition to virtually any major and opens doors to diverse careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, social media and more.

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15 Credit hours

The following courses are required:

  • ARTS 140 Introduction to Graphic Design *
  • ARTS 341 Design Thinking
  • ARTS 343 Visual Design with Adobe Illustrator
  • ARTS 355 Publication Layout with Adobe InDesign
  • ARTS 499 Senior Project and Portfolio
  • ARTS 390 Digital and Studio Arts Critique and Seminar (0 credit hours)

*If students choose Intro to Graphic Design as part of the Gen Ed distribution, this minor actually takes only 12 additional credits.



Paul Restivo, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor; Program Director, Digital and Studio Arts

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in the Calumet College of St. Joseph Humanities Program!