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Graphic Design Minor

Graphic Design has become important to almost every industry as professionals at all levels must know how to communicate their messages visually. Whether in a business environment or classroom, the success of any presentation depends on a sophisticated design incorporating imagery, typography, and stylized look.

Courses offered through this minor include a wide range of subjects to help you effectively:

  • Apply principles of visual organization to a variety of presentation methods, including social media and web platforms, data visualization, package designs, and printed materials.
  • Generate creative ideas that translate content into effective, innovative, and aesthetically pleasing presentations.
  • Gain critical design competencies that can be used in a variety of careers.
  • Develop technical savviness with industry standard visual application software.

The Graphic Design minor is for non-designers who are looking to become better visual communicators. You will receive a strong fundamental knowledge of industry standards, technologies, and terminologies, and develop the creative thinking and problem solving skills that will help make you a more attractive candidate in the job market.

To add this minor:

  • Fill out and sign the application form.
  • Bring the signed copy for review and signature to:
    • Long Island: Christine Kerigan, 16 W. 61st St. room 916, or scan and email to
    • New York City: Christine Kerigan, 16 W. 61st St. room 916, or scan and email to
  • Bring the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
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