University Catalog 2023-2024

Graphic Communications (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

This fifteen-credit hour minor develops competencies in selecting and applying graphic techniques in both professional and avocational areas, provides in-depth study and authentic activities in visual science, and enriches visual perception and critical thought in graphic areas. Minor programs are individually designed to meet the needs of the student and to complement their major.


Students may declare their intention to complete the Graphic Communication minor by consulting with the contact person listed below.


The person listed below will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Information about adding a minor is available on the Student Services Center website. Certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

John Parks Newby
510-C Poe Hall

SIS Code:  13GCM

Plan Requirements

  • Complete 15 hours of course work in Graphic Communications.
  • A minimum grade of ‘C’ (2.0) or better must be achieved in each course counting towards the minor.
  • Students who have transfer credit from another institution that they believe is equivalent to GC 120 Foundations of Graphics should consult the contact person listed below for approval and inclusion in the minor.
Required Courses
GC 120Foundations of Graphics3
or TDE 220 Civil Engineering Graphics
Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Architectural Graphic Communications
3D Spatial Relations
Basic Technical Animation
Concepts of Website Development
Applied CAD/D and Geometric Controls
Visual Thinking
Advanced Graphics Usage with CAD
Independent Study in Graphic Communications
Desktop Publishing and Imaging Technology
Scientific and Technical Visualization
Digital Media Education
Total Hours15