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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 Information Design minor offers students a basic understanding of visual communication tools, theory and ethics. Subjects covered include the creation of print and digital artifacts and an understanding of information design and how it is used in many fields of study - business, science, communication, journalism, etc. It is expected that these skills will enhance and complement students' respective majors.

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 14001 Visual Design Literacy 3
    20010 Introduction to Design Research 3
    34004 Visual Ethics 3
    37000 Visual Design for Media: Advanced 3
WIC   45000 Graphic Design Perspectives 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  JMC 46001 Information Graphics (3)  
  VCD 43007 Information Graphics (3)  

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 2.25 GPA in the minor required for graduation.