Graphic Design Communication

Curriculum

First Year (32-33 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics I
  • General Physics

Physical Education, Service Learning, or University Discovery

DEC Core

  • Process: Integrative Design Process 

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials (Fall)
  • Drawing Essentials (Fall)
  • Design 2: Introduction to Graphic Design (Spring)
  • History of Western Art I

Second Year (32 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

DEC Core

  • Science (Select one DECSYS)
  • Framework: Business Models

Major Courses

  • Design 3 for Graphic Design (Fall only)
  • Design 4 for Graphic Design (Spring only)
  • Introduction to Photography for Graphic Design (Spring)
  • History of Western Art II (Fall)
  • History of Graphic Design (Spring)

Third Year (32 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues

DEC Methods

  • Integrative Seminar – Ethnographic Research Methods

Major Courses
  • Design 5 for Graphic Design (Fall only)
  • Design 6 for Graphic Design (Spring only)
  • Foundation for Web Design and Strategy 
  • History of Animated Cinema (Spring)
  • Design Theory and Criticism (Spring)

Business Core 

  • Marketing Foundations (1.5 credits)
  • Management Foundations (1.5 credits)

Free Elective (3 credits)

Fourth Year (30 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses
  • Design 7 for Graphic Design (Fall only)
  • Design 8: Capstone for Graphic Design (Spring only)
  • [2] Graphic Design Designated Electives (6 credits)

Business Core

  • Integrated Marketing Communication (3 credits)

Free Electives

  • [2] Free Electives (6 credits)

TOTAL CREDITS: 126-127

For complete course descriptions, please visit the Thomas Jefferson University Catalog here.

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