MSU-Northern's Graphic Design program integrates traditional arts education with current technology to prepare designers for both print and electronic media. Drawing, design, and painting courses provide a foundation focusing on development of perceptual skills and visual conception abilities. Students are expected to continue to build on those skills and abilities in subsequent courses. These foundation courses also provide the student with experience in a broad range of traditional art materials an techniques.
It is the mission of the Art and Graphic Design Program to engage students in visual art and design as preparation for creative careers in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, and related fields, to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and practical application of design theory.
Learning Outcomes for Graphic Design, BA
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Use basic design principles to visually communicate a message and give meaningful visual form to content.
Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural implications of the art canon.
Demonstrate professional graphic design standards and methods needed for entry level employment.
Apply learned knowledge to designs through the development of printed materials.
Apply learned knowledge to electronic designs.
Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design (Minor Required)
Learning Outcomes: Ability to use basic design principles to visually communicate a message and give meaningful visual form to content. Student displays an understanding of the historical and cultural implications of the Art canon. Students will demonstrate professional graphic design standards and methods needed for entry level employment. Students will apply learned knowledge to designs through the development of printed materials. Students will apply learned knowledge to electronic designs.
|General Education Core||33|
|ARTZ 105||Visual Language - Drawing (CAT VI)||3|
|ARTZ 106||Visual Language - 2-D Fndtns (CAT VI)||3|
|ARTZ 107||Visual Language - 2-D Fdtns II (CAT VI)||3|
|ARTZ 221||Painting I||3|
|or ARTZ 224||Watercolor I|
|ARTH 330||Art Hist of Western Civ I (CAT VI)||3|
|or ARTH 340||Art History of Western Civ II|
|LIT 110||Intro to Lit (Meets CAT VI Requirement)||3|
|or LIT 230||World Lit Survey|
|GDSN 220||Illustration I||3|
|GDSN 231||Graphic Design Applications||3|
|GDSN 240||Electronic Design I||3|
|GDSN 250||Graphic Design I||3|
|ARTZ 284||Photo I-Techs and Processes (Meets CAT VI Requirement)||3|
|GDSN 320||Illustration II||3|
|GDSN 340||Electronic Design II||3|
|GDSN 350||Graphic Design II||3|
|ARTZ 384||Photo II-Theory, Crit, Prctice||3|
|GDSN 450||Graphic Design III||4|
|HSTR 102||Western Civilization II (CAT IV)||3|
|or SOSC 201||Introduction to Social Science|
|WRIT 101||College Writing I (Meets CAT I Requirement)||3|
|Language (CAT VI)||6-8|
|Minor and Advisor Approved Electives (18 credits must be upper division)||41|
|Total minimum credits required for degree/minor||120|