About the Program

An Interdisciplinary Program within the Art Department, including the Computer Science, Mass Communication, and Marketing Departments.

The Graphic Design Option is an interdisciplinary program based in the Art Department. Course work is also required in the Computer Science, Mass Communication and Marketing departments; upper-division course work is integrated among all three departments. Building on a foundation in design, drawing, studio arts, and art history, students work with current graphic design software, gaining experience in print design and web design. The capstone experience includes required participation in the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition and possible internship in the graphic design field with a regional business. Students will be required to use Apple laptop computers.

Admission to the Program
Students are encouraged to declare the Graphic Design Option as their major upon entering WSU; formal admission to the program requires the following: 1. Completion of ART 114 (2-D Design), and ART 118 (Drawing I). 2. Completion of an application form. 3. Submission of a portfolio of examples with the application form. The application review process takes place each fall semester.

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