»Minor in Graphic Design

A minor in graphic design will supplement majors from business, marketing, advertising and public relations and other fields of transactional practices. The minor in graphic design provides the necessary skill set needed in visual communication and the tools to contribute and work with information/marketing campaigns and creative professionals. A graphic design minor will have positional advantages and opportunities including strategic planning and full involvement in the creative process and opportunities. Interdisciplinary work courses in visual literacy will help students develop exceptional skills and the ability to verbalize creative ideas on a variety of platforms.

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Above are some examples of our student work done in our Information Design course; these medicine packaging designs were displayed in a packaging design journal.

+-What You Will Do

  • Demonstrate ability to create and develop visual form in response to communication problems
  • Have an understanding of tools and technology
  • Understand the creative process
  • Explore visual literacy
  • Develop professional habits and skills that are essential in graphic design and related professions
  • Acquire the written, verbal and formal vocabulary to communicate effectively

+-Requirements and Application

To apply for a Minor in Graphic Design, you are required to submit the following pieces to the Art Office, Moulton Hall 173, to be considered:

  1. Statement of interest: Describe why you are interested in studying art at Chapman University, including artistic and educational goals. The Department of Art at Chapman University is committed to interdisciplinary dialogues, including academic and non-academic interests that influence your artwork.

  2. Statement of your two most successful works: Pick the two most successful works in your portfolio and explain in a statement what makes them most significant, including how their design and content support your intended meaning. Statement should be about 500 words in length, total.

  3. A signed letter of recommendation: Submit a signed letter of recommendation from a high school art teacher or art mentor, speaking to your creative talents and merits as a student.

  4. Portfolio: Print on 81/2 x 11 paper, 8 to 10 examples of your best artwork.

+-Contact Information

Please feel free to contact:

Professor Eric Chimenti, Chair
chimenti@chapman.edu

Professor Claudine Jaenichen
jaeniche@chapman.edu

or the Department of Art office at
(714) 997-6729 for further information

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