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Graphic Design Minor

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Graphic design covers the world.

Graphic design is a knowledge base and skill set that will enhance other degrees by introducing design thinking as a means to solve problems and design as the method to communicate those solutions. Students will also learn how to use design principles, design elements and the basic technologies needed to begin collaborating with other designers and produce basic design works. The minor provides direction for student’s creative energy while offering them basic skill sets that may be used to achieve collaboration in work force teams. The minor will allow students majoring in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, studio art, advertising, journalism, public relations and other majors to take coursework to diversify their education and incorporate design thinking and graphic skills into their overall academic experience.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.