Graphic Arts / Graphic Design, Minor

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Student in non-art fields can complete 22 credit hours of foundational, studio, and elective courses to earn an undergraduate minor in graphic arts and graphic design.

College of the Arts

West Palm Beach



Why Minor in Graphic Arts / Graphic Design at PBA?

Earn a minor in graphic arts/graphic design to foster creativity and develop your skills in typography, visual communication, and digital media.

A graphic design minor can complement any major as you can apply your ability to communicate information through visual media. This will develop your professional portfolio and set you apart from other applicants in your industry.

Learning graphic arts principles such as color theory, user experience, and design can benefit you in many industries such as tech, marketing, or as a freelancer.

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What You'll Learn

You’ll study a variety of topics within graphic media, such as:

  • Foundations of Art & Design for Majors
  • Critical Thinking for Art Majors
  • Drawing I
  • Digital Graphics I
  • Graphic Design I
  • Painting I
  • Typography

Choose from a selection of electives to customize your learning experience:

  • Drawing II
  • Stained Glass I
  • Digital Graphics II
  • Graphic Design II
  • Multimedia I
  • Website Design

The College of the Arts includes Communication, Art & Media studies, and Performing Arts studies. Together they embrace a diverse group of disciplines that emphasize artistic expression, arts advocacy, redemptive storytelling, and transformational experiences. The fundamental strengths of each department are based upon innovative and critical thinking, historical and cultural awareness, a thorough examination of the creative process, and core Christian values.

We are connected to artists who through the centuries made tremendous sacrifices so the message of the arts could be passed from generation to generation. We are aligned with, and an extension of, those individuals. Our calling is significant. We have been entrusted with the Arts for our generation and as cultural archivists the ensuing artistic creativity generated during this time will be restorative, authentic, and inspiring.

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Graphic Arts / Graphic Design, B.A.

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Graphic Arts / Graphic Design, B.F.A.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, is a professional degree program, with the goal of post-graduation employment as its core guiding principle. This program provides a much more robust and comprehensive course of study, providing greater breadth and depth of information and experiences.

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Studio Art, Minor

Students who aren’t majoring in graphic design or art education can add an undergraduate minor in studio arts, blending 19 credit hours of foundation courses and electives. See more in the undergraduate catalog.