Minor in Graphic Design

Earn a minor in graphic design

The 18-credit hour minor in graphic design provides a focused course of study to develop competencies and a basic understanding of visual communication design and related fields. This is a minor for students who want to learn basic skills, such as typography, visual narrative, print production and web design, in the core fields of applied design. Students also learn about design craftsmanship and excellence in handmade or digital work.

The graphic design minor is intended to serve students who wish to acquire marketable skills complementing their primary degree program, whether in fine arts or in other degree programs outside of Herron.

Students pursuing a B.F.A. in visual communication design are not eligible for this minor.

Declaring the minor

Students who wish to pursue this minor must submit an online application declaring their intention before taking any courses. However, if you have already taken and completed one of the courses listed below, the minor requirement may be met once you have officially enrolled.

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Requirements

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for courses used to fulfill requirements for the minor in graphic design.

CORE COURSES

Nine credits are required, which include the following courses:

  • HER-V 210 Foundations of Graphic Design
  • HER-V 211 Typography I (3 credits)
  • HER-V 251 Typography II (3 credits, with V-211 prerequisite)
ELECTIVE COURSES

Three credits are required. Choose one of the following courses:

  • HER-K 201 Photography I (3 credits)
  • HER-A 205 Introduction to Illustration I (3 credits)
  • HER-V 200 Design, Media and Culture (3 credits)

Six credits are required. Choose two of the following courses:

  • HER-K 201 Photography I (3 credits)
  • HER-A 205 Introduction to Illustration I (3 credits)
  • HER-V 200 Design, Media and Culture (3 credits)
  • HER-G 203 Silkscreen Printing (3 credits)
  • HER-G 206 Bookbinding (3 credits)
  • HER-K 211 Introduction to Electronic Media (3 credits)
  • HER-Y 201 Designing for Hybrid Spaces (3 credits)

Only courses completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher will count toward the minor.

Questions?

For questions about minoring in Design Production, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu.

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