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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art - Graphic Design Option (ARTG) - BA Major

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66 S.H. (No Minor Required)


The Graphic Design Option is a multi-disciplinary program based in the Art Department. Coursework is also required in the Mass Communication, Marketing, Communication Studies, English, and Computer Science departments. Building on a foundation in design, drawing, studio arts, and art history, students work with Wacom tablets and professional design software, gaining experience in print and new media design. The capstone experience includes required participation in the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition and a graphic design internship with a regional business.

Note: Graphic Design students are required to use Macintosh laptop computers.

Admission to the Program

Students are encouraged to declare the Graphic Design Option as their major upon entering WSU.

Application for formal admission, which takes place every semester, requires that students:

  1. Complete (or be currently enrolled in) ART 114 - 2-D Design  and ART 118 - Drawing I .
  2. Demonstrate software competency or complete  .
  3. Complete an application form.
  4. Submit a portfolio of drawings, 2-D design, and digital work along with the application form. Because seats are limited, admission to the program is competitive based on preparation, portfolio, and academic record. Students who are not admitted may reapply.

Required Courses (66 S.H.)

Recommended Courses


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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