Graphic Design Major (M)

The Graphic Design Major consists of 58 credit hours of course work, 15-18 of which are completed through a cooperative program with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). MIAD is just a 25-minute drive from our Mequon Campus and offers the very latest in graphic design technologies. A student graphic design lab is available on the Concordia University campus for students completing course work at MIAD. In addition to the 45-credit Liberal Arts core requirements and required courses listed below, all graphic design majors are encouraged to complete a minor. A Business or Marketing Minor is strongly recommended to help students develop the skills they will need to channel their talents into a successful career. Program requirements include purchase of a Mac laptop (available at reduced prices via

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Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements
Concordia Required Courses40
MIAD Required Courses15
CUW or MIAD Major Elective3
Minor: Optional (18 Credits Minimum)
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Courses (Concordia Campus)
GD 110Graphic Design I3
GD 111Graphic Design II3
ART 145Drawing for Art Majors3
ART 1112-D Composition3
ART 130Digital Photography I3
ART 3123-D Modelling3
ART 246Color & Media Dynamics3
ART 285Art History I3
ART 286Art History II3
ART 310History of Design3
GD 360Web Design I3
GD 361Web Design II3
GD 460Graphic Outlook-Practicum I3
ART 450Senior Portfolio/Exhibition1
Electives: any CUW or MIAD Elective3
Required Courses (MIAD Campus)
CD 200Communication Design I3
CD 201Communication Design II3
CD 202Typography I3
CD 203Typography II3
CD 303Communication Design III3
Total Hours58