Minors

Below are the minimum requirements for our Art History, Art Practice, and Graphic Design minors as well as Design Management Minor for Advertising Majors and Advertising Management Minor for Graphic Design Majors.

Art History Minor

Required Courses Credits
ART 104 Digital Tools and Resources –or– ARH 106 Introduction to Visual Literacy 2
2 of the following courses: ARH 204, ARH 205, or ARH 206 8
5 Upper-division Art History Courses (300- or 400-level) 20
Total 30

Art Practice Minor

Required Courses Credits
ART 105 Core: Ideation 2
ARH 106 Introduction to Visual Literacy 2
3 Lower-division Art Electives1(00- or 200-level) 12
3 Upper-division Art Electives (300- or 400-level) 12
Total 28

Graphic Design Minor

Required Courses Credits
DES 120 Digital Design 4
DES 121 Introduction to Type and Communication Design 4
DES 200 Digital Page Design I 4
DES 210 Digital Imaging and Illustration I 4
DES 224 Narrative and Communication Design 4
DES 225 Communication Design Systems 4
DES 254 Typography I 4
DES 290 History of Modern Design 4
Total 32

 

Design Management Minor for Advertising Majors

Our minor in Design Management is a great option for Advertising Management, Marketing, or other non-design majors who want to work in the creative communications industry. Not available to Graphic Design majors.

Degree details.

Required Courses Credits
DES 100 Introduction to Communication Design for Non-Art Majors –or– DES 120 Digital Design 4
DES 121 Introduction to Type and Communication Design 4
DES 200 Digital Page Design I 4
DES 224 Narrative and Communication Design 4
DES 290 History of Modern Design –or– DES 302U Design is Everywhere 4
DES 340 Interaction Design Principles –or– DES 367 Design Business Practices 4
Total 24

 

Advertising Management Minor for Graphic Design Majors

Offered through the School of Business Administration, this minor prepares Graphic Design majors to work in this industry through coursework in advertising strategy, integrated brand promotion, creative strategy, and campaign development.

Degree details.

Required Courses Credits
BA 101 Intro to Business and World Affairs 4
FIN 218 Personal Finance 4
BA 316U Essentials of Marketing* 4
MKTG 340U Advertising Management* 4
MKTG 442 Creative Strategy 4
4 Credits Approved Electives: MKTG 440 Fir NW Student Advertising Agency (4 credits)**, MKTG 443 Advertising Campaigns (4 credits), or MKTG 449 Portfolio Workshop (2 credits)** 4
Total 24

*These classes also count toward the Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship University Studies junior cluster. MKTG 340U also counts toward the Popular Culture junior cluster
**By application only