The signature minor in Visual Communication will prepare students to design content for print and web platforms as well as mobile devices. Graphic Design and Mass Communication courses attract students from various majors, as there are overlapping features. A minor in Visual Communication, regardless of major, encourages the power to think conceptually and apply technical skills in various forms of design while also building analytical and marketing skills. Graphic Design courses taken in the signature minor will provide students with an understanding of design processes, principles, and typography. Projects will focus on branding, packaging, and time-based design media. Mass Communication courses outlined in the signature minor will provide students with an understanding of media production, content creation, and strategies for advertising and marketing.
Requirements for a Minor in Visual Communication - 18 semester hours