2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

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 Media & 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: 48 cr)

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

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