Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Graphic Design

Faculty

Margaret Allotey-Pappoe, MFA

Graphic Design Program Objectives

Students who achieve the objectives of the graphic design program will:

  • demonstrate ability to create and develop visual form in response to communication problems;
  • demonstrate ability to solve communication problems in graphic design;
  • demonstrate an understanding of graphic design tools and technology;
  • evidence understanding of and appreciation for the creative process;
  • develop professional habits and skills essential in graphic design and related professions; and
  • integrate faith and learning in the process of studying the theory, practice and history of graphic design that results in a personal value system based upon Christian ethical principles.

Graphic Design Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (Communication Track)

Required Core Courses

GRD1033G Graphic Communication

3

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1033 Color Theory

3

GRD2093G Digital Photography

3

GRD2003 Computer Graphic Design I

3

GRD3003 Computer Graphic Design II

3

GRD3013 Computer Graphic Design III

3

GRD3023 History of Graphic Design

3

GRD3043 Web Design for Designers

3

GRD4073 Senior Graphic Design Project (enroll for two semesters)

6

Required Specialization Courses

COM1023G Public Speaking

3

COM2053G Media and Society

3

Upper division communication elective

3

(3 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above)

 

COM2123 Mass Media Writing I

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Cognate Courses

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

Total

50 Hours

Recommended Elective

GRD5029 Graphic Design Internship

 

The student with a major in graphic design (communication track) must complete a minor in another discipline or a second major.

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (Visual Arts Track)

Required Core Courses

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1033 Color Theory

3

GRD1033G Graphic Communication

3

GRD2093G Digital Photography

3

GRD2003 Computer Graphic Design I

3

GRD3003 Computer Graphic Design II

3

GRD3013 Computer Graphic Design III

3

GRD3023 History of Graphic Design

3

GRD3043 Web Design for Designers

3

GRD4073 Senior Graphic Design Project (enroll for two semesters)

6

Required Specialization Courses

ART1053G Drawing I

3

ART2053 Composition Concepts

3

ART2063G Painting I

3

ART2023 Printmaking I

3

GRD3033 Illustration

3

Select one of the following art history courses:

3

aART3003G History of Art I

 

aART3013G History of Art II

 

PHI4013 Aesthetics and Post-modern Art

 

ART4013 Aesthetics and Post-modern Art

 

Required Cognate Courses

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

Total

53 Hours

Recommended Elective

GRD5029 Graphic Design Internship

 

The student with a major in graphic design (visual arts track) must complete a minor in another discipline or a second major.

Graphic Design Minor

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

GRD1033G Graphic Communication

3

GRD2003 Computer Graphic Design I

3

GRD3023 History of Graphic Design

3

Select two of the following:

6

Studio electives in graphic design or art. The electives cannot be courses that are part of the student’s major.

 

Total

18 Hours