B.S. in Graphic Design Technology
**No new students are being admitted at this time. Current students in the program will still be advised and able to complete their degrees. Future students interested in Graphic Design should inquire with the Department of Art & Design in the College of Arts & Sciences.**
The Graphic Design Technology program is an innovative, multidisciplinary major that integrates courses drawn from various academic departments. The major includes a significant business component—the Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate program—which is unique in comparison to all other graphic design programs in this region and most graphic design programs nationally. The Graphic Design Technology program combines theory and practice, and application and production in a liberal arts context giving students a solid university education. It provides students majoring in Graphic Design Technology with a diverse range of learning experiences and opportunities in a flexible, technology-rich environment.
Throughout this program students learn to plan, analyze, and create solutions to visual communication problems. They consider cognitive, cultural, physical, economic, political, psychological and social factors in planning and executing graphic designs appropriate for a given context. Students use a variety of print, electronic, and photographic media and technologies during the design process. The professional Graphic Design Technology program prepares students for an array of exciting careers in business, government, industry and education.
Students may be admitted to the College of Business & Public Administration and may elect a major within a business discipline after completing at least 60 semester hours at UND or other accredited institutions.
They must also have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (2.0 is C) in all courses attempted and a “C” or better in the six courses comprising a sophomore-level pre-business core.
Students planning to transfer to UND from a junior college should enroll in only those junior college business courses that are offered as freshman or sophomore level courses at UND.
Goals and Objectives
- Think critically and creatively;
Definition: Critical thinking is analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, and reflecting on content related to issues or problems to come to a well-reasoned conclusion and/or solution. Creative thinking is exploring issues or problems in an imaginative way to discover alternate perspectives. Critical and creative thinking occurs within or across subject fields in all those spaces where humans need to interact and make decisions, solve problems, and figure out what to believe and what to do.
- Understand the theoretical principles of the profession.
- Understand and apply relevant technology in the solution of technical problems.
- Develop an appreciation for ethical and professional practices.
- Develop and refine oral, written, and visual communication skills.
- Understand management issues in order to perform as leaders, innovate to solve problems, and manage unpredictable environments.
Definition: The management component of the curriculum is interdisciplinary, and includes principles and concepts related to the following issues: planning, organization, and management of human resources, materials, processes, products, and the environment. Specific components in the IT and GDT programs are:
- creating and maintaining environments in which people can accomplish goals efficiently and effectively;
- the process of achieving desired results through efficient utilization of human and material resources;
- the process of reaching organizational goals by working with and through people and other organizational resources;
- the process of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling an organization's human, financial, physical, and informational resources in an efficient and effective manner;
- the process by which managers create, direct, maintain, and operate purposive organizations through coordinated, cooperative human effort;
- the process of acquiring and combining human, financial, informational, and physical resources to attain the organization's primary goal of producing a product or service desired by some segment of society
Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution)
Essential Studies Requirements (See University ES listing)
Technical Foundation Requirements
|TECH 102||Digital Design Software||3 credits|
|ISBC 117||Personal Productivity with Information Technology||1 credit|
|TECH 122||Computer-Aided Design||3 credits|
|TECH 212||Visual Literacy||3 credits|
|TECH 230||User Experience and Interface Design||3 credits|
|TECH 232||Web Design||3 credits|
|ISBC 330||Database Design||3 credits|
|TECH 322||Digital Photography Fundamentals||3 credits|
|TECH 332||Industrial Design||3 credits|
|ISBC 370||Web Development||3 credits|
|TECH 422||Advanced Digital Photography and Imaging||3 credits|
|TECH 442||Industrial/Applied Graphic Design||3 credits|
|TECH 498||Senior Capstone I||1 credit|
|TECH 499||Senior Capstone II||3 credits|
Additional 32 credit hours of approved Program of Study
Before completion of 9 hours of GDT required courses, students are required to submit a Statement of Educational and Life Objectives (SELO) and a related program of study. The program of study must be approved by the School of Entreprenurship.
|Total Credits||70 credits|