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Minor in Graphic Design

Questions about the Graphic Design Minor?

Contact Professor Cheryl Mendenhall at or the Temerlin Advertising Institute at The Temerlin Advertising Institute is located in 202 Umphrey Lee Center.

The Graphic Design minor provides a basic understanding and development of skills necessary for message design across various media. Topics and skill sets may include identity (logos, branding collateral material, packaging), digital (social, mobile, online media), publication (magazines, newspapers, books), and other areas of design. The minor is designed for students who wish to incorporate an interest in graphic design into their major coursework or to pursue further study in a variety of design disciplines.

Through this minor, students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of graphic design communication
  • Demonstrate the visual and aesthetic skills needed to communicate design messages across media
  • Apply production techniques and technologies to solve graphic design problems
  • Create a design portfolio that includes both print and online collateral material
  • Understand the interrelationship of graphic design to society
  • Develop a better understanding of graphic design in the various communication industries (journalism, advertising, publishing, public relations, etc.)

See List of Advertising Courses & their Description

See List of Interdisciplinary Courses & their Description

Program Description 21 Credit Hours
Core Courses
(ADV 1360/2322, 3323 and 3361 must be taken in sequence and cannot be taken concurrently)
  • ADV 1360 Creative Production (BA-ADV Creative students may count ADV 2322)
  • ADV 2323 (or ASAG 1310) Word A& Image, Art & Design: 1900 – Present
  • ADV 3323 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • ADV 3361 Typography
12 Hours
Three from the following, with at least one course at the 4000 level:
  • ASIM 1300 Introduction to Digital Hybrid Media
  • ASIM 1310 Art and Code I
  • ASIM 3310 Computation and Media Workshop
  • ADV 4363 Logo & Trademark Design
  • ADV 4364 Publication Design
  • ADV 4366 Visualization of Information
9 hours
Advertising majors may count the following course as an elective:
  • ADV 1321 Introduction to Creativity

Classes are taught by faculty from the Temerlin Advertising Institute, the Division of Art, and the Center of Creative Computation.

For more information about the interdisciplinary minor in Graphic Design, contact:
Program Director, Senior Lecturer Cheryl Mendenhall

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B.A. in Advertising - Creative Specialization

B.A. in Advertising – Digital Media Strategy

B.A. in Advertising - Strategic Brand Management Specialization

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Minor in Graphic Design

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