Graphic Design Course Listings

A major and a minor in graphic design are available. See also art, game design, marketing, and multimedia communication.

Major in graphic design

41 credit hours

Core courses for all art majors (29 credit hominorurs)

  • Art 101, Drawing 3
  • Art 108, Digital Design3
  • Art 205, Figure Drawing3
  • Art 208, Typography3
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 241, Art History I
    • Art 343, Contemporary Art History
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 255, Photography3
  • Art 308, Graphic Design3
  • Art 408, Advanced Graphic Design3
  • Art 409, Internship 1
  • Art 410, Senior Seminar 3
  • Art 411, Senior Exhibit 1
  • Three of the following:9
    • Bus 230, Business Fundamentals
    • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    • Bus 336, Advertising
    • Comm 212, Digital Media Production
    • Comm 250, Writing for Media
    • Comm 326, Creating for the Web
    • Comm 375, Animation
    • Cosc 346, Human Computer Interaction

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in graphic design will:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency using professional design software.
  2. Use principles of design and typography to create effective visual communication.
  3. Be able to define and assess communication goals and design appropriate and creative solutions at a professional level.
  4. Demonstrate preparedness to incorporate design into their lives after graduation in a variety of ways, within or in addition to a career.

Planning guide

First year Digital Design
Photography or Drawing
First level courses in the major
Goshen Core courses
Second year Photography or Drawing
Typography
Balance of remaining first-level studio courses
History of Art II or Contemporary Art History/Art History I
Goshen Core, including SST
Third year History of Art II or Contemporary Art History/Art History I
Graphic Design
Upper level art courses and electives
Art internship
Goshen Core
Fourth year Advanced Graphic Design
Remaining major courses and electives
Remaining Goshen Core and electives
Senior Exhibit and Senior Seminar

Planning and advising notes

At least one, but no more than two studio art courses are recommended per semester. At least 75 non-art credit hours are required for a Goshen College degree.

Minor in graphic design

22 credit hours

  • Art 108, Digital Design 3
  • Art 208, Typography3
  • Art 255, Photography3
  • Art 308, Graphic Design3
  • Art 408, Advanced Graphic Design3
  • Art 409, Internship1
  • Two of the following: 6
    • Bus 230, Business Fundamentals
    • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    • Bus 336, Advertising
    • Comm 212, Digital Media Production
    • Comm 326, Creating for the Web
    • Comm 375, Animation
    • Cosc 346, Human Computer Interaction