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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.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  VCD 13000 Introduction to Visual Communication Design 3  
  VCD 13001 Introduction to Visual Communication Design Studio 3 B
  VCD 22000 Design/Illustration Techniques I 3  
  VCD 23001 Introduction to Typography 3  
  VCD 34004 Visual Ethics 3  
  VCD 37000 Visual Design for Media: Advanced 3  
 WIC VCD 45000 Graphic Design Perspectives 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 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation.