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  Oct 19, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Graphic Design (BA.GDS)


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The Graphic Design major prepares students for careers in a wide variety of fields and locations including advertising, health care, product packaging, public relations, broadcasting, education, marketing and government services. A joint effort of Castleton's Art and Communication Departments, the graphic design major offers a blend of theoretical and practical courses providing a combination of perspectives on design principles and use.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design will be able to demonstrate:

  • technical design skills
  • proficiency with professional industry standards and software
  • knowledge of the history of visual communication
  • effective research, analysis, and writing skills
  • the ability to think independently and critically
  • the flexibility necessary to adapt to rapid changes in the field
  • an understanding of the need to balance and evaluate personal, organizational, and public concerns in the process of creative production

And in the final year complete 1 of these courses (3 cr):


(Credits required for the major: 51 cr)


And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements


Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

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