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College of Communication and Information
School of Visual Communication Design

231 Art Building
Tel: 330-672-7856 | Fax: 330-672-9714

The Design minor provides students with grounding in the fundamental elements of graphic design, including design research and history, graphic software, industry standards and professional ethics.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  VCD 13000 Introduction to Visual Communication Design 3
    13001 Introduction to Visual Communication Design Studio* 3
    22000 Design/Illustration Techniques 3
    23001 Introduction to Typography* 3
    34004 Visual Ethics 3
    37000 Visual Design for Media: Advanced 3
 WIC   45000 Graphic Design Perspectives 3

*Students must earn a B (3.000) or better in VCD 13001 before enrolling in VCD 23001.

Requirement to declare minor: Minimum 2.000 cumulative Kent State University GPA; or, if a first semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing, no established Kent State University GPA is needed.

Minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation.