Graphic Design (MR)

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Degree Requirements

Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Master of Graphic Design" without program length specifications.

Two Year Program

The MGD II program targets applicants who have earned a BFA or equivalent in graphic design and are practiced in visual communication, user interaction design (UI), user experience design (UX) and/or related design fields.

Required Courses39
Designing Practices and Systems
Challenges in Information Design
Conceptual Frameworks for Designers
Technology and Design Futures
Research Methods in Design
New Information Environments
Final Project Definition
Elective Course3
See "Elective Courses" listed below 1
Final Project6
Final Project Investigation
Total Hours48

Three Year Program

The MGD III program targets applicants who have some professional experience but who have not earned a first degree in graphic design or have earned a BA with a graphic design concentration.

Required Courses21
GD 500
Foundations of Graphic Design – course pending Admin Board approval 2021
Special Topics In Graphic Design (Tech Tinkering Seminar)
Graphic Design Theory and Practice
Advanced Graphic Design Studio
Special Topics In Graphic Design (Design Discourse and Typography)
Elective Course3
See "Elective Courses" listed below
Total Hours24

Elective Courses

GD 203History of Graphic Design3
GD 317Typographic Language, Writing, and Reading3
GD 417Information and Publishing Design Systems3
GD 592Special Topics In Graphic Design (Design Pedagogy)1-6
GD 510Imaging for Graphic Design IV3
GD 517Type IV3

Faculty

  • Helen Saunders Armstrong
  • Carolina Gill
  • Sharon Joines
  • Tsai Liu
  • Bret Smith
  • Scott Townsend
  • Kermit Bailey
  • Timothy Buie
  • Russell Flinchum
  • Percy Hooper
  • Bongil Jin
  • Bryan Laffitte
  • Deborah Littlejohn
  • Matthew Peterson
  • Kelly Umstead
  • Jarrett Fuller
  • George Ginn
  • Kathryn Wozniak
  • Denise Crisp
  • Meredith Davis
  • Haig Khachatoorian
  • Austin Lowrey