dha College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel Graphic Design Track



Degree Options and Eligibility


Descriptions:  If you choose to pursue the graphic design track, the focus of your graduate work may include design theory, process, and methods related to design practice and research.  Potential areas of study include multicultural communication, visual representation of information, human interaction with designed objects, social and cultural implications of design, color systems and perception, design history, design education, and interactive design.  Students and faculty collaboratively develop designed objects and information resources that will enhance people’s lives.


Minimum Admission Requirements:  Students applying to the graphic design track must have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in design or a related area (art, architecture, technical communication) or significant professional experience (3-5 years) in design (graphic, exhibition, etc).  In addition, each applicant should demonstrate the following:

  • coursework in design or art foundations (if not, take 1311, 1312)
  • computer literacy in industry standard programs (if not, take 2334, 4334)
  • either professional coursework in design (12 credits minimum) or several years of professional experience with evidence of effective design (if not, take 2345, 2351, 4354)
  • Academic and professional records of applicants will be evaluated on an individual case basis.

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