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Graphic Design Major

Olivet College’s graphic design major is geared toward applying your fine art skills to graphic design and production. Combining traditional studio skills with Macintosh computers and the current industry standard software Adobe Creative Suite, you will be groomed in letter and type design, layout and art preparation, and computer generated solutions to graphic design challenges.

Students graduating with this major can move directly into employment in the advertising, publishing and illustration fields. Alternately, you may wish to further specialize by pursuing an advanced degree.

The following is an overview of courses associated with our graphic design major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests. For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Graphic Design Major Core Courses

  • ART 108 Intro to Graphic Design
  • CS 116 Web Design and Development
  • ART 208 Layout and Design I
  • ART 209 Layout and Design II
  • ART 250 Photoshop
  • ART 308 Electronic Publication and Web Design
  • ART 408 Professional Preparation for Graphic Designers

Recommended Electives

  • JMC 203 Public Speaking
  • JMC 250 Photoshop
  • BUS 309 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 311 Advertising

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