Students minoring in graphic design take courses in art history, digital media, typography and upper-level graphic design. This minor is a valuable addition to majors such as Business, Communication, Journalism, or Art and positions students to work collaboratively on design teams.
Why should I study graphic design?
Increase your creative potential and visual acuity through a Graphic Design Minor. Learn how to communicate efficiently, problem solve creatively, and design systems, processes, products, and interfaces with human users in mind. These skills are valuable assets that can set you apart in a wide range of professional environments.
What can I do with this degree?
This minor will equip you to create, evaluate, and participate in graphic design initiatives and activities and interface effectively with design teams and individuals in a professional setting.
What skills will I develop?
- From typography to web design, you’ll gain proficiency in industry-standard software
- The essential principles of graphic design
- Design for real-world projects and scenarios
What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?
The Design Club student group hosts community-engaging events like the Annual Poster Sale, attends local design lectures, and participates in professional and portfolio development activities.
Internships provide essential experiences to supplement the work done in the classroom. The Twin Cities area boasts numerous design shops, agencies, start-ups, and in-house design opportunities. Recently, graphic design students have conducted internships with area design groups, publishing houses, in-house teams, and non-profits including Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and Urban Ventures.