Each semester, An Introduction to Graphic Design (ARTS-165) is offered to explore the connection between art making and its application to visual communication professions such as advertising, marketing and product design. Students learn to arrange design elements such as line, shape and color effectively. Past projects have included a logo design competition and the creation and display of designs for automobile skins sponsored by BMW.
Art majors and minors who have taken An Introduction to Graphic Design (ARTS-165) can continue their creative practice in Directed Study courses. These courses require the instructor's and Department's approval.
Graphic Arts courses have a lab fee that covers equipment maintenance and some classroom supplies. However, students still have to purchase some of their own art supplies, such as paper. This expense is similar to the cost of books in other courses.