Graphic Design


The minor in Graphic Design offers students the opportunity to have introductory exposure to concepts, vocabulary, and methods of the discipline of Graphic Design without requiring the intensive, immersive upper-level studies associated with concentrating in the field as a major. Online and in-person coursework contains both a hands-on exploration of traditional art making and instruction with innovative digital tools.

This minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University with the exception of those in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design. There is no formal application procedure. Please contact the Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s advisor  to have the minor added to your degree.

Watch the MSU AAHD Graphic Design Reel on MSU AAHD Vimeo!

Requirements for the Minor in Graphic Design

Complete 15 credits from the following courses:

1. All of the following courses (9 credits):
GD 160 Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods 3
GD 200 History of Graphic Design 3
GD 260 Concepts of Graphic Design 3
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
GD 295 Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs 3
STA 110 Drawing I 3
STA 113 Color and Design 3

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