Starting Fall 2017, the Graphic Design and Communications major will no longer be available for incoming students. Instead, the BFA in Graphic Design will take it's place. Click here for more information!
Graphic Design & Communication at BHSU combines the worlds of Mass Communications and Art to take your talents to a new height. With a curriculum focused on the creation and manipulation of graphics, images, drawing, and photos, you'll speak to the world through your graphic design work.
This degree will give you the necessary graphic and computer design skills. and the experience to prepare you for an exciting, cutting-edge career in advertising, publishing, or public relations.
The Graphic Design & Communication Major at BHSU offers:
- Hands-on experience with the "Jacket Journal" student newspaper, where you can showcase your talents in desktop publishing, design, or writing.
- Opportunities to work in front of the camera, behind the microphone, or behind the scenes at the student-run television and radio stations.
- Internship opportunities throughout the Black Hills will sharpen your skills and introduce you to potential employers.
- Student organizations that enhance your classroom experiences with field trips, art shows and graphic design competitions.
Graphic Design & Communication Course Requirements
Required Core - 42 hours
3 ART 111 Drawing I (gen ed)
3 ART 121 Design I 2D (gen ed)
3 ARTH 121 Introduction to Visual Arts (gen ed)
3 MCOM 161 Graphic Communication
3 MCOM 257 Intermediate Desktop Publishing
3 MCOM 265 Basic Photography
3 MCOM 315 Computer Production & Imaging
3 MCOM 350 Digital Photography
3 MCOM 351 Web Design
3 MCOM 357 Advanced Desktop Publishing
3 MCOM 468 Intergrated News Lab I
3 MCOM 494 Internship
3 ARTH 211 History of World Art I OR 3 ARTH 212 History of World Art II
3 ARTH 456 Recent Developments in Visual Arts OR 3 MCOM 210 Basic Newswriting
Take one of the following:
3 ART 211 Drawing III - Figurative
3 ART 330 Painting Techniques
3 ART 430 Watercolor
3 ART 335 Digital Illusion
3 MCOM 365 Advanced Photography
3 MCOM 430 Media Law
A minor is required for this major.
Gen Ed Requirements
MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 6 semester hours
Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 6-8 semester hours
ENGL 101 - Composition I
ENGL 201 - Composition II
SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech OR SPCM 215 - Public Speaking OR SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate